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dwarf african frogs

In a message dated 3/10/2002 3:54:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> In the wild, dwarf african frogs live in slow-moving or still bodies of
> water, where they rely mostly on smell to hunt for worms and other
> slow-moving critters on the bottom. The amount of water movement typically
> found in planted tanks will inhibit their ability to pinpoint food, since
> the food odor will disperse quicker. Also, unless the platies lay on the
> bottom and don't move, the frogs won't be able to catch them. Ghost shrimp
> are probably too fast for them as well.

and too big too.  the dwarf frogs i've seen are no bigger than an inch or so 
in body (length counting legs is another story).  their mouths are tiny.

again, not to be confused with babies of the Xenopus african frogs, which 
will grow huge and eat all your fish.

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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