African Dwarf Frog Care Sheet
African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus curtipes)
Temperament - Peaceful
PH - 7.2-7.6
Temperature - 75-80 Degrees F
Diet - Bloodworms, Brine Shrimp & Invert Aquatic's Frog Bites
Tank Size - 5 Gallons and Larger
African Dwarf Frogs make great aquarium pets! These fully aquatic, freshwater frogs, are full of personality and interesting behaviors. They do best in small groups, and it is recommended always keeping a minimum of 2 as they are social creatures. Though they make great tank mates for most community fish it is important to take note of any fish acting aggressively towards your African Dwarf Frog. Their small and delicate limbs can be injured by larger and more curious fish. African Dwarf Frogs also can easily be out competed for food because they are slower eaters.
Specially formulated pellets designed for aquatic frogs can be fed to African Dwarf Frogs. Invert Aquatic's Frog Bites is a great staple diet! Ideally they will be fed live or frozen bloodworms from time to time. Not to confused with African Clawed Frogs (which can get extremely large) These Dwarf Frogs live their
entire lives without growing over 1.5". An aquarium with caves, plants and other decorations for them to hide under and around is a must.
African Dwarf Frogs generally have a lifespan of around 5 years, although some have been known to live as long as 15 years! It is common for these frogs to shed their skin on a weekly basis while they are growing. Generally the frogs will then eat their recently shed skin to consume its nutrients.