Table of contents:
- Aquarium for clawed frogs
- Feeding clawed frogs
- Socialization / domestication
- Breeding clawed frogs
Video: Keeping The Clawed Frog (Xenopus Laevis)
The Spur frog is unpretentious in its content, it is easy to breed. For maintenance, you need an aquarium filled with 1 / 2-2 / 3 of its volume with water. Filtration and aeration of water is required. The water is changed every 3-4 days. Coarse gravel or pebbles are used as a substrate. Only plants with a well-developed root system, strong stems and leaves are suitable.
Aquarium for clawed frogs
Type: an aquarium filled with 1 / 2-2 / 3 of its volume with water. The top of the aquarium is covered with a lid with holes for ventilation. Obligatory filtration and aeration of water. Water change every 3-4 days.
Dimensions: volume not less than 60 liters. When keeping several frogs, add 10 liters. for one pair.
Substrate (substrate): coarse gravel or pebbles (which will not fit into the frog's mouth), substrate thickness 4-6
cm.Cleaning / cleaning: when cleaning the aquarium, use ordinary tap water for a change, which has settled for 1-2 days (avoid sudden changes temperature!).
Temperature: daytime - 21-25 ° C, nighttime - 17-21 ° C.
Lighting: overhead, dim.
Plants: The frog plants are dug up. Only plants with a well-developed root system, strong stems and leaves are suitable.
Pond: water level 15-30 cm, weak current.
Decoration: shelters made of snags, shards, stones.
Feeding clawed frogs
You can give: mealworm, meat, combined feed for aquarium fish, dried gammarus, liver, bloodworms, tadpoles, fry, earthworms.
Do not feed: tubule, as it causes food poisoning.
Feeding frequency: adults - twice a week, young (growing) - once every 2-3 days.
Water: intolerant to chlorine and its compounds. When changing water, drugs are used to neutralize chlorine.
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Socialization / domestication
Domestication: quickly get used to the owner, easily recognize him.
Compatibility: cannot be kept with small animals and fish.
Personality: nervous and impressionable.
Breeding clawed frogs
Preparation: the frogs are given a rest period (the temperature is lowered to 20-22 ° C), the frogs are fed intensively. After that, the temperature is gradually increased to 25-27 ° C.
Adjustable terrarium / aquarium: Plexiglas, synthetic filaments or aquatic plants (eg elodea) are used as substrate. The aquarium is illuminated with diffused light. Aeration and water filtration are required.
Male to female ratio: 1: 1. After oviposition, the spawners are removed.
Pregnancy / incubation period: eggs develop (at 23-24 ° C) for about 2 days.
Offspring: planting norms for larvae - no more than 10 pcs. for 1 liter of water. In 4-5 days after hatching, the larvae begin to feed. Tadpoles are sorted by size as they grow, otherwise cannibalism cannot be avoided. The timing of complete metamorphosis depends on temperature and feeding (on average, 1-6 months).
Feeding youth: dry nettles, powdered and boiled with boiling water. You can also give milk powder, baker's yeast and lettuce. After the appearance of the limbs, the tadpoles are transferred to "live dust". Young frogs are fed with daphnia, cyclops, tubifex, small bloodworms.
Related article About the content of clawed frogs in questions and answers (Xenopus laevis)
Disease susceptibility: in highly polluted water, and water poor in oxygen, frogs get sick with an infectious disease "red paw". With a poor diet, frogs develop metabolic bone disease.
Prevention: Extremely gluttonous. Control your weight!
Major diseases see here amphibian diseases