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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 9 Jul 2003 03:54


I'm going to read up on this myself now, but incase anyone already knew, can African dwarf frogs tolerate any salt in their water? And, if so, how much?

I'm asking because I have guppies in their tank and it's recommended to put sea salt in there, too. Heck, I'm probably going to separate that tank into two separate ones, but it's still good to know. Thanks


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Josh
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# Posted: 9 Jul 2003 15:14


No the only frog that i know of that can tolerate salt is the Crab-Eating Frog, it has special glands that filter salt. I have 4 of these frogs by the way.


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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 10 Jul 2003 07:52


Well, I'm talking a small amount of salt here. I think they said a tablespoon of sea salt per 5 gallons, graduated up to that amount.

I know that Cubans can somewhat tolerate salt water, too. I'm sure some of the other island frogs can, too.

On some website, someone said they put salt with their frog. But I don't know if it's the best thing, you know? But it'd certainly be beneficial to my guppies, who may not have these weird parasites now.


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lil_frogger2
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 01:29


It depends who you ask..some say that it's bad, and others will say it doesnt matter. Just to be safe though, you should seperate them.


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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 03:07 · Edited by: Velociraptor


Alex, I would recommend you to keep the guppies in freshwater instead. I mean, they will more likely accept and love being in brackish water (that's what they call it), but my customers use to keep their guppies in freshwater most of the time and they don't loose much (not much than they would loose if they kept them in salt water instead).

Hope that helps you solving the frog problem




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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 07:51


Most of the guppy things recommend a little sea salt, though, and since I've had problems with ick and parasites (I think came with the bloodworms, btw), I'm going to use the salt... I'm taking the frogs and the tetras out as soon as I have this other tank cycle, though.


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Velociraptor
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 16:35


As you wish.

Was just my opinion to the problem.




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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 21:24


And thank you for it.. I always appreciate hearing all the sides to things I'm not going to add the entire amount of salt they recommend, though. I'm only going to add it with the baby brine shrimp that bring some.


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Velociraptor
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# Posted: 16 Jul 2003 23:07


By the way, do you plan for the frog to eat the guppies ? We often keep feeder guppies with red belly newts or african dwarf frogs and they never get eaten (they're probably too fast for the frogs). They grow so fast they survive and even breed.




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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 17 Jul 2003 08:21


Naw, I take out the babies as soon as I see them.. and I have many bushy plants in there for hiding. One of my females is giving birth tonight, I'm almost sure of it.

Last time, I only ended up with two, but it's better than millions!


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