Fish that should NOT be mixed with frogs
- PLECOS, CORY CATS, CATFISH, or any type of fish with spines or barbs on its fins or body.
- LARGE fish (Goldfish, Angelfish, Gouramis, etc.)
- AGGRESSIVE fish (such as cichlids)
- Newts, Salamanders, other amphibians of diffrent species, etc.
1. These fish are DEADLY for a hungry frog. Frogs who try to swallow these fish have their internal organs stabed
by the spines for barbs, which kills them. Even if you think the fish is too big for the frog to eat, the frog will try to
take a bite. Plecos have spines on their fins and one bite in the wrong place from a frog will result in the frog being stabbed
through its mouth or stomach.
2. Fish that are too large can choke a frog that tries to eat it. Some frogs will take on more then they can handle
and kill themselves trying to swallow a large fish. If an ACF tries to swallow a fish that is too big it will choke and drown.
They wont go to the surface to breathe while they are swallowing.
3. Aggressive fish are known to attack the frogs. Cichlids are very territorial fish and should never be mixed with
any aquatic frog.
4. Crayfish will eat young ACF and will seriously injure adults. Injuries will become infected with bacteria and fungus
and the frog will suffer and die.
5. Keeping these frogs with other amphibians is asking for trouble. Diffrent species of amphibians carry disease and can
infect eachother, and the results are fatal. No amphibians of diffrent species should be housed together in aquariums.
6. Turtles such as painted, red sliders, sliders, etc. will EAT these frogs and seriously injure them. Turtles prey on
small aquatic life such as frogs, fish, etc. These two should never be mixed.
Fish you can try and keep with frogs
- small, fast fish such as tetras
Small fish pose no threat to a frog eating them. They are also cheap to buy and replacable (because you will be replacing
them often). They have a little bit better chance of escaping an ACF's jaws then slower fish species such as livebearers.
I suggest :
- Black or White (Skirt) Tetras - no longfins!
Snails are not algea eaters, but are excellent scavengers. One large apple snail will help clean up left over food from
ACFs (but are known to munch on your live plants too). They usually are not attacked and eaten by ACF, but my get kicked around
a bit. (Although some frogs will eat snails)