Frogs in the aquarium
Fish in the aquarium is a wonderful hobby, but rather traditional and standard, without a twist. This is a complete exotic - frogs in a home aquarium. Such decorative pets are not found in every house.
Miniature African frogs are much nicer than the usual European. Their life in the aquarium will be happy and carefree if they comply with their living conditions when arranging the aquarium.
These frogs are playful and adore burrowing into the ground. For this reason, water is polluted much faster than in an aquarium with fish. To avoid unpleasant odors and siltation, you should change the water more often or get a powerful aquarium filter. Soil and sand are best purchased at a pet store, as collected somewhere in nature, they will make the water constantly muddy, and this can upset the biological balance of frogs.
It is better to decorate the aquarium with large aquatic plants, for example, water lilies, echinodorus or cryptocorynes. The strong root system of such plants will firmly hold them in the ground, because frogs love to dig plants. To prevent frogs from damaging the stem during the game, it must be strengthened with large stones. To create large shelters, frogs simply cannot live without them; you need to equip the aquarium with snags or ceramic shards.
All frogs are predators, and even voracious. They are able to eat everything that fits in their mouth. For small fish, frogs will become bad neighbors, turning them into a natural lunch. You can diversify the aquarium only with large fish, which frogs will simply not be able to eat.
Bloodworms are a favorite delicacy of frogs. They will not refuse tadpoles, daphnia and earthworms either. But pipe-makers can cause liver disease due to their peculiarity to accumulate toxins inside themselves. You can feed frogs and small pieces of fish and meat.
To protect the life of frogs, the aquarium should be closed with glass. These jumping creatures outside the aquarium can simply die. There should be many openings in the glass that will provide oxygen for breathing frogs. They inhale it above the surface of the water.
As a right aquarium pets, as it is, hymenohiruses or dwarf claws and spur or singing frogs act. The size, color and conditions of their life have some advantageous differences. The smallest of the aquarium frogs is a hymenochirus, for good reason it is called dwarf. Its size does not exceed four centimeters. However, she is also the most capricious water frog. She needs a lot of oxygen, so the aquarium must be provided with good air access and a sufficient layer between the water and the lid of the aquarium. A frog gets sick if the water temperature is less than twenty degrees Celsius. To breed this type of frog, you need enhanced heat and lighting. Frogs only have a month to turn from a tadpole into an adult.
Singing or spur frogs are much larger in size. They grow to fifteen centimeters. Usually, they have brown backs and sides, but albinos are a delicate pinkish-orange color. The temperature and quality of food are not of particular importance to them. They calmly eat both natural and dry food. Their feature is a kind of night croaking. And a sound similar to the ticking of a clock suggests that the male making it is ready for mating. The period of transformation of the spur tadpoles into adult frogs takes from two to three months.
The little hymenochiruses are cute enough and not able to eat absolutely all of their fish neighbors. Spur singers are much more aggressive, and they need more places to live. When choosing them, fish and shellfish are best kept in a nearby aquarium. But be that as it may, they are all funny and cute in their own way.