African Dwarf Frogs Shedding

African Dwarf Frogs shed their skins as frequently as every other week, if they’re growing quickly. It is quite normal for them to eat African Dwarf Frogs Shedding skin, so don’t be alarmed if you see your frog wrapped up in white film and using his legs to shove it into his mouth. It can take up to several hours for the African Dwarf Frogs Shedding the last few pieces of their shed layer, so don’t panic if you wake up one morning and he’s still a little fuzzy. The substance looks like the fungus in tank (treated with anti-fungal stuff), but it looks like the African Dwarf Fogs Shedding. If the condition lasts for more than a couple hours, however, or the spot is red at all, watch out because there are some types of fungus which will attack your frog, and this will need to be treated quickly.

African Dwarf Frogs are extremely sensitive to water quality and changes in water parameters. African Dwarf Frogs Shedding can be a sign that your water is not as clean as it should be, or that something has drastically changed since your last water change, such as the source, or additives. Frogs simply do not tolerate high nitrates or any amount of ammonia which results in African Dwarf Frogs Shedding, and they need to be acclimated to new water very slowly and gently. They are also sensitive to salt, copper sulfate, and any kind of medication. They are also temperature sensitive, so you need to keep the temperature of the tank in the beta’s low range, around 76 degrees–definitely not around 80 degrees or higher.

Singing

Male African Dwarf Frogs will sing throughout the summer months, with or without the presence of a female in the tank. They usually sing at night, and their voices are very quiet – a rising ‘zip, zip’ sound that may be amplified if they sit touching the glass. Females will sing as well, but usually only in response to the males. Singing is part of their courtship ritual, but does not necessarily mean that they are ready to breed.

Breeding

If you have male and female African Dwarf Frogs in your tank, be prepared to see them lay eggs eventually. They do this by ‘hugging’ and swimming around at the top of the tank, after which they may rest for an extended period of time, often appearing comatose. The eggs, or ‘spawn’, will stay at the top of the tank in clusters, and will take only a short time to hatch into almost microscopic tadpoles. Nevertheless, African Dwarf Frogs are not a parenting species, and they will eat both eggs and young if provided with the opportunity. Fish also consider frog eggs and tadpoles to be a tasty snack, so if you’re set on raising African Dwarf Frogs tadpoles, you’ll have to move either the eggs or the frogs to another tank and do a lot of research on the proper care of frog eggs and tadpoles. If, on the other hand, you’d rather not be bothered with the little guys, you may discard the eggs (into the trash, NOT into the local pond). Also, any eggs that remain white are unfertilized, and should be removed before they mold.

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