maintenance, care, compatibility
Aquarium frogs: care, species, content with fish
Consider the two most common types of frogs, which are kept together with aquarium fish. The main emphasis, of course, needs to be made on the conditions of detention and to reveal the pros and cons of living together with the fish.
Spur Frog (Xenopus laevis)
Albino Spur Frog
More common view
In general, we can say that they are unpretentious in all respects, except for food. Yes, and feeding is not a heavy burden.
This view is enough 10 liters per individual. Comfortable water temperature 18-22 degrees.
You can keep at 24-26 degrees, but the life expectancy at the same time is reduced. The maximum body size is 8 cm, so, in any case, the handbook writes.
In practice, the owners of these slippery creatures proudly present to the public 16 inches.
To equip a Spurts frog house, a filter is needed that is powerful enough to cope with the volume of dirt produced by these quicksands. But at the same time, the filter should not produce strong streams, as in their natural habitat, these frogs live in stagnant shallow water bodies.
And of course the aquarium should be closed with a special lid or glass with a gap for air intake, otherwise the whole house will become the frog’s house, they can easily get out into the wild.
The frog’s diet consists mainly of animal feed, such as small bloodworm, daphnia, small earthworms, and rags of lean meat. But the most important feeding rule is not to overfeed.
Frogs are very voracious. Obesity is one of the most common problems of this type. It is enough to feed an adult frog 2 times a week, younger individuals eat more often, 4-5 times a week, in small portions.
What is remarkable these frogs are eating with their hands. Quickly turning over the paws, they push the food to the mouth.
And although the frog is a predator, it peacefully coexists with fish, which will be comfortable with the conditions prescribed by the Sporez frog. We divide the idea of keeping a frog in an aquarium into pros and cons.
– looks very interesting in the aquarium;
– eats small fish. Such species of fish as neons or guppies will not live long in the aquarium with the Spitz frog.
– dirty. Besides the fact that they openly and a lot of shit, the Spurs frogs themselves are very actively digging up the ground, lifting from the bottom all that others have covertly spoiled.
The situation can be saved by abundant filtration and frequent use of a vacuum cleaner.
– tear out, break and bite the plants. For them, only hard-leaved plants planted in pots, and not in the ground.
If the plant is planted in the ground, then they dig it out and gnaw the roots. Just out of harm, because in general they are not interested in plant foods.
– in the mating season they “sing serenades”
A less common type of frog, compared with the famous Shportseva, but rather attractive. These are miniature reptiles, the adult individual of which reaches a maximum of 6 cm. In length, it grows up to 4 cm.
Externally quite different from the Shportsevs. Hymenohirus in this comparison can be called “slim.”
They have thinner legs, a body that is less rounded and less puffy in shape, and a pointed cute face.
In their natural habitat, these frogs live practically in puddles. From here their preferences in content are added.
They naturally do not require a large aquarium, they can live comfortably in a five-liter jar. Aeration, as in the case of the Shportsevoy frog, is not required. Filtration may be present, but not powerful and does not create water flows (preferably with the release of water through a waterfall).
In any case, the stagnant angle in the aquarium should be, especially for her. Comfortable water temperature of 24-26 degrees, these are thermophilic frogs.
Water changes are not recommended. And frequent substitution can ruin the hymeno-virus in all.
To feed the frog you need a crank, daphnia, pipemaker. But it is worth noting that to teach them to eat a fixed frozen food is quite difficult, since they are predators and react to the movement of food.
The frequency of serving food – every other day.
Like spider frogs, hymeno-virus is a bandit on parts of plants and soil. But, yet this species is not so polluting, because they are much smaller.
They are also slower and shy, in a tank you need a secluded place where they can hide.
With unpretentious fish can live and live. Every year they are becoming more popular in common aquariums.
But, all the same, there are downsides and pros. Pros: – Midyllic and cute;
– ATbetter suited for a lazy aquarist;
Minuses: – HThe required water quality. This frog species likes to live in a creative mess.
You can not strongly filter, you can not change the water, and these conditions are necessary for the maintenance of the majority of aquarium fish. And just like Shportsevaya, Hymeno-Virus loves to dig up the ground, lifting high-high all the secrets hidden there by more shy and ambitious inhabitants of the aquarium. – EIf there is a fish in your aquarium that is smaller than the mouth of this frog, then from the moment you have a Hymenorus, you can assume that you do not have such a fish. This is also a predator. –UhThat is not a very active frog.
Most of the day they spend without moving, then sitting at the bottom, then hanging in the water. Having seen enough of the people who are wildly floating in the pet store, the buyer probably dreams of a frog show in his aquarium. But, this is deceptive.
Hymenochoruses move so fast because there are a lot of them and it scares them. In a calm atmosphere, they are quiet.
Can move quickly when feeding.
FINDINGS: Frogs are quite frequent neighbors of aquarium fish. They can live together. But the same can be said about a person, if he is hooked, for example, to an ass, or vice versa.
They will be able to live together, but whether they will be comfortable, convenient, pleasant … It is unlikely. If you are seriously thinking about buying a frog with an already existing fish tank, think carefully, and can your fish live comfortably with infrequent water changes?
Will it be enough for them to filter with intensive pollution? Someone might say: “Well, the Spur Frog lives with a filter that should work like a rabid to cope with its disorder.” But, ask other questions: Will the fish like the lack of water flow in the aquarium?
Will a huge frog fit in your abode of underwater beauty? If so, great!
In view of the above, we can recommend a certain family of aquarium fish that will best survive with the frogs – THIS IS LABYRINTH. These include:
Habitat of the above fish (except for Ktenop), are rice fields of Asia, which are poorly enriched with oxygen, the water on such fields is standing and dirty. That is why the labyrinths have learned to breathe atmospheric air and they like
WHAT IS THE SAME – YOUR CHOICE?
the author of the article – Jan Terekhov,
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