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- fascinating metamorphosis
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|Water values:||soft to medium hard|
|with dwarf crabs?:||No|
|Final size:||4-8 cm|
|with shrimps?:||with dwarf shrimps, offspring is eaten|
|Difficulty:||2 - Normal|
|Visual effect:||Swarm behavior|
|Aquarium size:||54 l (approx. 60cm)|
|Diet:||carnivore - meat eater|
The golden dwarf clawed frog from Africa, Hymenochirus curticeps, is a breeding form of the wild dwarf clawed frog. In nature, the dwarf clawed frog lives in small, low-flow jungle ponds with dense plant growth. In the aquarium, the Golden Dwarf Clawed Frog also lives primarily underwater. The Golden Dwarf Clawed Frog is related to the "normal" African Clawed Frog, but can be easily distinguished from it. It remains much smaller at 4-5 cm and, unlike its larger, very ruffly relative, has easily identifiable webbed fingers between its forefeet.
Its name says it all - this color form is light yellow to golden yellow in color, with clearly recognizable rough skin. The front legs end in a "hand" with four fingers connected by webbed feet, while the hind feet have five toes and webbed feet as well. Sex differentiation is relatively simple. Females have a dent on their backs, and the forearms of males are much stronger.
As a social little animal, a dwarf clawed frog needs the company of conspecifics in a group. Here you can mix golden and wild colored animals without any problems.
Golden dwarf clawed frogs are by no means mute, they have a mating call: a soft click that can be heard outside the aquarium if you prick up your ears. If mating occurs after courtship, the male rides up, he clutches the female with his powerful front legs and places his head in his dorsal dent. To spawn, the frogs swim to the surface of the water in pairs and release eggs and sperm. This process is repeated for hours. Thus, the animals gradually lay spawning balls of up to 1000 eggs floating on the water surface. After about 36-48 hours the tadpoles hatch, but it takes about 6 days for them to swim free. Now they should be separated from their parents so that they are not accidentally eaten. They like to eat fine live food like Artemia nauplii. The tadpole, which breathes through gills, transforms into a lung-breathing frog after a development period of about 3-4 months.
The less assertive Golden Dwarf Clawed Frogs can be kept with peaceful fish in a community tank, but the reproduction is strongly limited. In case of doubt they are better kept in a species tank. The aquarium for a small group of 3-8 frogs should have at least 54 liters. About a fine sandy bottom for digging the small Quaker are grateful. If the aquarium is not completely filled, they have it easier to reach the water surface. Roots protruding above the water surface are used now and then gladly as a seat. The aquarium should definitely be covered to prevent them from jumping out. The planting should at least partially shade the aquarium, but still leave enough swimming space. Golden Dwarf Clawed Frogs like low-flow, soft to medium-hard water with a pH of 6.5 to 7.8, and water temperatures of 23 and 25°C.
Golden dwarf clawed frogs are gregarious and like to maintain physical contact. They often rest together. Since the frogs cannot see very well, but can hear passably and smell very well, they orient themselves mainly by their sense of smell and hearing. In the presence of fish they often miss out on food, which is another argument for a species tank.
In its natural habitat the dwarf clawed frog feeds predatorily on small crustaceans and insects, but also eats carrion. Shrimp become prey, while crayfish can severely injure the delicate, soft skin of the froglets. Therefore, socialization is not recommended.
Golden dwarf clawed frogs arefed with Live food and Frozen food, special dwarf clawed frog food is also suitable. Since the frogs are mainly awake in the evening hours, they should also be fed at this time.
Our plant recommendation: Use for the planting NatureHolic InVitros. These are free of snails, planaria and other unwanted co-inhabitants. Also free of algae spores, bacteria and fungi.
Expert Tip: We recommend for fish keeping the NatureHolic 3 Phase Liquid. The care set offers the best all-round protection for your animals. It ensures optimal conditions for successful breeding and keeping.
|Scientific name:||Hymneochirus curticeps "Gold"|
|German Name:||Golden dwarf clawed frog|
|Difficulty level:||for beginners|
|Coloration:||golden, webbed between front fingers and hind toes|
|Age expectancy||10-15 years|
|Water parameters:||GH 2-20, KH 6-15, pH 6.5-7.8, temperature 23-26°C|
|Tank size:||from 54 l|
|Food||Carnivorous, live food, frozen food, special food for dwarf clawed frogs|
|Behavior||peaceful, very sociable, rather shy|
|Group size||at least 6 animals|
|Further information||Ten typical aquarium fish for beginners and alternatives to them, Tips for acclimating fish to the aquarium, Feeding aquarium fish properly - cheap food and what it can do|
- Item no: 7880
- EAN No.: 7427061495270