I need help with my fish/frog tank. I have 4 Glofish, which are really Zebra Danios, and 4 African Dwarf Frogs. I have a filter, heater, and a bubble wand. Ever since I put in the Glofish, filter, and bubble wand the frogs have not moved much. I also haven't seen them come up for water in a while. Anyways the ADFs have been hanging out around the bubble wand and near the opening on the filter tube. Are my ADF going to be alright?
I also feed them pellets. I got the frogs from the Brookestone Frog-O-Sphere package and then decided to get 2 more and upgrade the tank. The tank is a Marineland Eclipse System Six and I just raised the water level more than half of what it was before. Are my frogs just getting used to their new enviroment? Please help.
First off, instead of posting to older threads, try making your own topics. You'll get more responses that way
Your aquarium is over-stocked. Those animals should have at least 10-gallons worth of space and 20-gallons would be far better (it's normally recommended that zebra danios aren't confined to anything smaller than a 20-gallon because of their need to school and activity levels).
If you can't upgrade your tank, I'd recommend bringing the fish back and sticking to the frogs since that tank would be fine for four ADFs
. Honestly, it can be a pain to mix frogs and fish anyway. The ADFs can get nippy and they also may have trouble getting enough food since the fish eat so fast.
It also sounds like the tank wasn't cycled first. A brand new aquarium doesn't have enough beneficial bacteria to support so many animals. Most likely you're going to end up with ammonia spikes (ammonia is very toxic).
This is what I would suggest:
-Bring the fish back.
-Do a large water change (not a full water change) and use something like Prime as your water conditioner (Prime is handy because it can detoxify/remove harmful contaminants).
-Add Tetra SmartStart/BioSpira to instantly cycle the aquarium. If you still have the original gravel from the old tank and it hasn't dried out, add some to the new tank. If you can't find any products to help cycle your aquarium, you're just going to have to do daily small water changes and hope for the best (in addition to regular water testing to watch your ammonia and nitrite levels). Live plants help a ton but be careful and make sure you buy plants that are actually aquatic. Java ferns, dwarf anubias, and water sprite are some hardy plants.
-Get your water tested. This can be done for free at most pet stores.
If you absolutely cannot or don't want to bring the fish back, you're going to need a much larger aquarium. I, personally, wouldn't mix such active fish with frogs, though. Zebra danios are extremely fast and boisterous when it comes to getting food and their constant movement is going to stress a lot of frogs out.
Good luck! Oh, and as far as food goes, ADFs love frozen and live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, krill, ghost shrimp, etc.