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frogmomrhonda
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# Posted: 6 Jan 2006 17:30


Hi!
I am the proud mom to two dwarf underwater frogs. I am wondering how you tell a male from a female?
Also I was told there are two sizes of dwarf underwater frogs (NOT African clawed frogs) and i wonder if there is a chance of them interbreeding? Any help or thoughts are greatly appreciated.

HHfrog
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31 posts

# Posted: 9 Jan 2006 01:57


I assume you are talking about Hymenochirus, African dwarf frogs.

There is only one size of them, though some species in the genus may grow to a slightly larger size than others. Chances are that the species you have is Hymenochirus boettgeri, because that is the most common african dwarf frog on the pet trade.

There is no good way to tell male from female that I am aware of, other than observing their behavior once they reach sexual maturity. The males may be seen trying to mount other frogs, male or female, in an attempt to mate.


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Lady Autumn
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29 posts

# Posted: 25 Mar 2009 00:01


i am also wondering if the frogs will interbreed if they do mate....im in the same situation..trying to figure out if they are male or female...mine are albino african clawed frogs




nicole conners
Luvmycreatures
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258 posts

# Posted: 25 Mar 2009 11:25


Lady Autumn, ACF males have black on the inside of their arms. If your frogs are young you may have to wait a bit. I wound up with all males.


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froglover456
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1 posts

# Posted: 20 Apr 2010 22:23


Hi! I just let my frog go today. Because he looked pitiful in his new cage. Any of you have advice for me when I get my new frog. I caught the last one. And do you put all water in the tank or dry land too.


froglover456
BIG HYDRO
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3666 posts

# Posted: 20 Apr 2010 22:33


ACF are the absolute easiest frogs to sex at almost any age too. The females all have a visible cloaca like in the pic below. The males do not have them.





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nickmollins
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230 posts

# Posted: 17 May 2010 17:43 · Edited by: nickmollins


the females have a little tail thing(lol sorry just realized how old this thread is)


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