- The scientific name of African Dwarf Frog is Hymenochirus boettgeri.
- It is also know as dwarf aquatic frog.
- This frog is highly recommended for beginner frog pet enthusiasts.
- They are fully aquatic, and occasionally breathing at water surface.
- Central Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon.
- Male frog will perform “calling dance” to attract the female frog when they are ready to mate.
- If the female frog is ready, frog male will grab her from behind.
- She will swim to the surface and lay eggs.
- Male frog will then fertilize them outside the body.
- Eggs are round in shape.
- After fertilized, one side of the egg is white and one side is brown.
- Average 1.5 inch
- Average 7 years, up to 15 years max.
African Dwarf Frog Diet and Feeding
- Small fish meat, worms, larvae, and tiny insects.
- In captivity, frozen bloodworms, frozen brineshrimp or dried brineshrimp.
- Feeding is done every 2 to 3 days.
Habitat and Aquarium Setup
- Clean fresh water, no chlorine (water from tap, and leave it for at least 2 days or use anti-chlorine).
- If there are other species, such as gold fish are kept in the same tank get affected with decease, immediately remove their dead bodies and clean the tank thoroughly.
- Recommended 1 frog per 1 gallon aquarium.
- Ideally pH for the frog range from 7.0 to 7.2.
- Make sure the temperature is between 74°F to 80°F.
- This frog shed its skin every 2 weeks.