Aquarium frogs perform several functions - this is an original decorative decoration and a means for disinfecting water.
There are special species of frogs, intended for keeping and breeding in aquariums, however, ordinary river hawks can also take root at home.
Contents of aquarium frogs
Most aquarium frogs are unpretentious and notRequire special conditions of detention. Even in a small aquarium it is possible to hold simultaneously 2-3 individuals. The main thing that should be paid attention is the soil and the selection of special aquatic plants.
Optimal options for filling the aquariumAre river gravel or granite. The fact that frogs like to dig holes and hide in them, so the use of other types of soil for the aquarium can lead to significant pollution of the water. For such species, for example, river sand, which is strictly not recommended.
In the aquarium frogs can live up to 15 years. The main condition of maintenance is the care and proper feeding of water inhabitants.
Plants for the aquarium, in which the frog lives,Should be selected with special attention. Green vegetation should have fairly large leaves and a developed root system. Otherwise, agile aquatic inhabitants can undermine plants. The grounds of all the vegetation must be covered with large stones.
Aquarium frogs are bad forTemperature differences, so when changing water, try to make it slightly different from the old one. In addition, to fill the aquarium it is recommended to use only the settled liquid.
Do not forget that frogs are amphibiansCreatures, so the air for them is no less important than water. In aquariums with frogs, several pieces of polystyrene should be placed on the water surface so that if desired, the reptile can rest from the water element.
The most favorite food for aquarium frogs are bloodworms, carriage and worms. This species of amphibians are predators, so periodically you can treat frogs with pieces of fish or chicken.
Overfeed aquarium frogs can not beTo whose case. From constant supersaturation they develop serious liver diseases that can lead to death. Particular care should be taken with such a variety of feed as a pipe man. It is recommended to give this food several times a week, but for daily consumption such worms do not fit.
Some species of aquarium frogs,For example, pip, can eat fish living with them in the neighborhood. That's why these kinds of frogs are best kept in separate aquariums. Other species of these amphibians have absolutely no interest in those aquatic inhabitants who live with them.
Reproduction of aquarium frogs
Reproduction of frogs in an aquarium does not cause unnecessary difficulties. Female reptiles lay eggs, which are fertilized for several days.
During the mating season on the paws the male has bright black stripes. At the same time frogs start to make sounds resembling the tick marks on the clock.
Tadpoles may differ in their behavior andAppearance. They can swim upside down, spend most of their time on the surface of the water, rather than on the bottom of the aquarium. Some of them can see quite a long antennae. Small creatures feed mainly on algae, but it is recommended to feed them additionally with ground spinach and lettuce leaves.
Gradually the tadpoles turn into smallFrogs, but with a tail. During this time, reptilian food changes. Frogs begin to eat food intended for fish, and also show special interest in daphnias, which become their favorite food.