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I thought I should introduce my fishy and froggie friends:

Heres Angel. Ive had her 2 1/2 years.


Heres Freida.


When I was switching tanks around, Ocean Devotion baby sat my fishies for me and they all lived together during that time (over a month) so I thought I would try to put Freida in w/ Angel and the danios to see how it works out, cuz she cant be with Squishy. Here are the reunited buddies! :D


And now... What youve all been waiting for... Mr Squishy Man!!




I just got done feeeding him- theyre such little piggies! I fed him with a syringe and he stuffed the whole end in his mouth and grabed whatever bloodworms escaped him with his little hands and shoved them in there too! So far Ive learned 3 things about him: 1. Hes furocious 2. Hes Squishy 3. He LOVES belly rubs! :dopey: Hes such an awesome little frog!
 

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Thanks! Squishy is really really active and really really vocal too! He was croaking all night Lol!
 

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Wow! That is awesome. We have some dwarf frogs that live in our aquariums and then some other frogs that live in a terrarium that we just LOVE! The dwarf frogs are so small and have been so hard to keep with fish that I am re-thinking my son's aquarium. I am so in love with our terrium frogs that I am thinking of getting a larger frog for his aquarium that is super colored like this one she showed. Are they hard to keep? What do they eat? Do they live under water or do they need land also? I didn't look at her picture that close. Fill me in if you can. I would like to go shopping and surprise him this week. Thanks for the info. in advance! :wave:
 

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They're not that much harder then fish are to keep, but they can be messy eaters so usually you have to clean the tank more often with them then you would with fish. They live completly in the water, but you have to be careful because if they can they will escape from the tank and since they are fully aquatic, they can die if out of water for to long.

But if there are other fish in your son's tank, then don't put an african clawed frog in there because they looooove to eat and will eat all the other fish/dwarf frogs if they catch them. I would only ever keep a clawed frog in a tank on it's own, or with other clawed frogs that are the same size.
 

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awww great pics!! i love your frog, they're my fave critter, im jealous :p jk
 

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Thank you so much for the information! I would have gotten one and put him in with the other little frog and AAAGGHHHH! Hee hee. NOT a good scene! We love our other frog. Looks like we might need another aquarium! :frog:
 

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Hehe they are pretty awesome arent they? Squishy recognizes me I think and eats out of my hand! I love him so much! :adore: Charlene, do you have pics of your froggie? Id like to see them if you do! :)
 

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Cool kids ;)
 

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Greyt pics! Thanks for sharing!! I love the froggy! I had two and I miss them greytly.

Your making me want another.I loved my boys so much!!
Mr.Squishy Man is adorable.

Yours croaks! I am jealous! I had two males and they never croaked,at least not when I was around.
 

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Jess Hi, well, I have a picture of a couple of my little frogs in my terrarium. They are my favorites right now. They came to us this summer in the most unusual way. We were at a nursery purchasing plants for our yard when I picked up a potted plant and out hopped this little guy that was no bigger than my little pinky fingernail!!! I picked him up and my son and I instantly fell in love with him. He was only 1/2 inch long in all. So small! Just a baby. We had wanted a frog for sometime, but hadn't seen one we wanted in the pet store, and I know we should have left him in the wild, but we really have pampered him so, he loves us right back now. He now has friends, thanks to our friends at the nursery and they are all sooooo happy in our terrarium. I have it planted with real plants, they are misted, watered and given crickets and never have to search for food. Can't beat that. So, for anyone who reads this and I know that there will be some who will scold me for taking in a wild froggie, pleeeeese, try to hold it in. I know better, but I am pampering these little guys to the hilt and I would never hurt a fly (maybe a poisonous - sp?) spider (squish!) but never an animal and I and my son love these little critters so much. And I can't tell you how much they bring me happiness. Anyway, on with the pictures. I have better ones, but with short notice, I wanted to show you "Ned". I will post better ones later. They are in my camera. Enjoy!



(I'm still thinking of surprising my son with a cool frog like Squishy Man - He's just Too Cool!)
 

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Squishy "Croaks"? I thought he lived under water!!!!! Tell me more, tell me more!!! Getting excited here. My little guys in the terrarium make 'croaking' sounds, it is so cool, it is like living out in the forest at night. Does Squishy need something to float on at the top of the aquarium so that he can come out and 'Ribbit at times? I can't wait for your response!!!
 

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Charelene- Adorable frog!

Yes, everyone, Mr Squishy Man is a HUGE little croaker! Lisa, your LUCKY your didnt croak! Squishy is in my bedroom so I hear it all. Night. Long. :giggle: Its kinda cute tho. No, he doesnt float to the top. He just sits at the bottem and stares at me. (Hes still REALLY loud tho) It sounds like a hermit crab chirping and when you turn on your filter and it makes a buzzy noise when it tries to suck up water. Ill try to record it tonight if I can!
 

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Jess, :frog:I went to the pet store today to try to get a frog like yours and they are illegal to sell here, per our pet store. He said that the only way you can get them is to go to a private pet store and maybe, just maybe sometimes someone will trade one in. Oh, well, I hear my little guys "croaking" to me right now. I just fed them and gave them a heat lamp. It is getting colder in the house and I still like the fall air, so they need a little heat lamp. That's what the pet store told me. I think they are "croaking" thank you! Hee Hee. I also went and got my kitties a new play house. And went Halloween shopping for give-outs for Halloween night. Our new Target opened, but nobody knows yet, so I got first pick of some really cool stuff for a dollar each!!! I also found a blow up turkey - air blown, you plug him in, he was a special display that WalMart gave me for $12.00 because they weren't going to be getting anymore in. I really found some cool stuff today. But I am WAAAY behind on cleaning my house. My inlaws are due in tomorrow. And then my sister visits this weekend. I'd better quit playing here and get going. I did get two more dwarf african frogs and a beautiful orange & black sword fish for my son's tank to surprise him with! Still wish I could get a frog like yours!!!
 

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I also went in search of an African clawed frog today as well.I want another one.I love them and all this talk makes me want another.

Unfortunatly the stores were all sold out.
 

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Vanilla Rat,The pet store told me that you could only have one of these types of frogs in a tank at a time, is this true or did I misunderstand? They said that they would eat each other. We talked about so many frogs, I may have misunderstood. I was just so sad that I could not get one, maybe I just stopped listening close! Hee Hee.
 

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Squishy was in with his friend at Ocean Devotion and they used to live together, so Im guessing its fine to keep frogs together. They need at least 10 gallons per frog tho. I got a video of him croaking last night! Its not very good, but it works. Ill try to post it this weekend.

If theyre not at the pet store, try to adopt one. :) Squishy was brought to ocean Devotion cuz some one didnt want him.

Hehe, Im starting a little ACF trend here, arent I? :lol:
 
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