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  • Posted on: 14/5/2015 0:01
Albino dwarf frogs #1
Hello everyone, I've got a bit of a problem. I got 2 dwarf albino African clawed toads/frogs a year ago. They are absolutely thriving in our 200L planted community tank. Unfortunately, one of them is thriving a bit too much and is now a 6 inch long monster. I have seen the smaller one (approx 3 inches long) eat a tetra. The other fish are dwindling, and I suspect both frogs, but especially the big one. Have I in fact got a not dwarf one sold to me by mistake? Or is it a male/female thing?? I havent seen any amplexus, so I doubt the latter since they are clearly in very good health. Any advice? I'm loathe to consider it, but I think the beast might need a new home :/
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  • Posted on: 14/5/2015 10:52
Re: Albino dwarf frogs #2
I strongly suspect you have African Clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) rather than the Dwarf Frogs (Hymenochirus boettgeri). These are often mis-sold and can reach 6 inches long. They are well known to eat small fish unfortunately.