what fish can live with african dwarf frogs

Fish That Can Live With African Dwarf Frogs

African Dwarf frogs are fascinating creatures, native to the African continent and can be kept as pets as they do not require as much care or space as other frog species. But what types of fish can you keep with them?

Tips for Choosing a Tankmate

When choosing appropriate tankmates for your ADF (African Dwarf Frog), it is important to note that they are a naturally timid species and due to their small size can be considered easy prey. Therefore, it is important to choose tankmates that are not known for their aggressive behavior or for their larger size. It is also important to note that some fish require different tank parameters than those that are suitable for ADFs.

Appropriate Tankmates for African Dwarf Frogs

Below are some of the most suitable fish that you can safely keep with ADFs:

  • Corydoras Catfish – peaceful bottom-dwelling scavengers that will help keep the tank clean and provide a sense of safety for the ADFs as they stay close to the bottom of the tank.
  • Neon Tetra – peaceful schooling fish that will happily share the tank with the ADFs.
  • Harlequin Rasboras – peaceful schooling fish that will peacefully share the tank with ADFs and also provide some of the color that the ADFs lack.
  • Dwarf Gouramis – peaceful, small fish that are slightly more territorial than most other fish on this list, however they can be kept in the same tank with ADFs provided there is plenty of space and hiding places.
  • Endlers Livebearers – peaceful, small fish that will happily coexist with the ADFs.

It is worth noting that some other fish may be suitable for housing with ADFs such as the Bamboo Shrimp, Harlequin Rasboras, or even the ever popular Betta fish. However, these fish will require different tank parameters than ADFs and should be researched before being combined in the same tank.

It is important to always research any new species before introducing it to your aquarium, as it is essential that the tank parameters are suitable to protect the health and wellbeing of all inhabitants. If in doubt, best to err on the side of caution and not add any new fish species.

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