Frogs in a fish tank


Aquarium frogs: care, species, content with fish


and their joint content in the same aquarium with fish
Frog has become a pet for a long time. And more and more you can find these amphibians in the same aquarium with fish. In almost every pet store, with a large department of accident, there is a small aquarium, which is crowded with frogs. But, as not rarely shows practice, not everything that is common and popular is correct.

Consider the two most common types of frogs, which are kept together with aquarium fish. The main emphasis, of course, needs to be made on the conditions of detention and to reveal the pros and cons of living together with the fish.

Spur Frog (Xenopus laevis)

Albino Spur Frog

More common view

In general, we can say that they are unpretentious in all respects, except for food. Yes, and feeding is not a heavy burden. This view is enough 10 liters per individual. Comfortable water temperature 18-22 degrees. You can keep at 24-26 degrees, but the life expectancy at the same time is reduced. The maximum body size is 8 cm, so, in any case, the handbook writes. In practice, the owners of these slippery creatures proudly present to the public 16 inches.

To equip a Spurts frog house, a filter is needed that is powerful enough to cope with the volume of dirt produced by these quicksands. But at the same time, the filter should not produce strong streams, as in their natural habitat, these frogs live in stagnant shallow water bodies. And of course the aquarium should be closed with a special lid or glass with a gap for air intake, otherwise the whole house will become the frog's house, they can easily get out into the wild.

The frog's diet consists mainly of animal feed, such as small bloodworm, daphnia, small earthworms, and rags of lean meat. But the most important feeding rule is not to overfeed. Frogs are very voracious. Obesity is one of the most common problems of this type. It is enough to feed an adult frog 2 times a week, younger individuals eat more often, 4-5 times a week, in small portions. What is remarkable these frogs are eating with their hands. Quickly turning over the paws, they push the food to the mouth.

And although the frog is a predator, it peacefully coexists with fish, which will be comfortable with the conditions prescribed by the Sporez frog. We divide the idea of ​​keeping a frog in an aquarium into pros and cons.


- unpretentious;

- looks very interesting in the aquarium;


- eats small fish. Such species of fish as neons or guppies will not live long in the aquarium with the Spitz frog.

- dirty. Besides the fact that they openly and a lot of shit, the Spurs frogs themselves are very actively digging up the ground, lifting from the bottom all that others have covertly spoiled. The situation can be saved by abundant filtration and frequent use of a vacuum cleaner.

- tear out, break and bite the plants. For them, only hard-leaved plants planted in pots, and not in the ground. If the plant is planted in the ground, then they dig it out and gnaw the roots. Just out of harm, because in general they are not interested in plant foods.

- in the marriage period, they "sing serenades"

Frog Himenohirus

A less common type of frog, compared with the famous Shportseva, but rather attractive. These are miniature reptiles, the adult individual of which reaches a maximum of 6 cm. In length, it grows up to 4 cm.

Externally quite different from the Shportsevs. Hymenohirus in this comparison can be called "slim." They have thinner legs, a body that is less rounded and less puffy in shape, and a pointed cute face.

In their natural habitat, these frogs live practically in puddles. Hence their preferences in the content. They naturally do not require a large aquarium, they can live comfortably in a five-liter jar. Aeration, as in the case of the Shportsevoy frog, is not required. Filtration may be present, but not powerful and does not create water flows (preferably with the release of water through a waterfall). In any case, the stagnant angle in the aquarium should be, especially for her. Comfortable water temperature of 24-26 degrees, these are thermophilic frogs. Water changes are not recommended. And frequent substitution can ruin the hymeno-virus in all.

To feed the frog you need a crank, daphnia, pipemaker. But it is worth noting that to teach them to eat a fixed frozen food is quite difficult, since they are predators and react to the movement of food. The frequency of serving food - every other day.

Like spider frogs, hymeno-virus is a bandit on parts of plants and soil. But, yet this species is not so polluting, because they are much smaller. They are also slower and shy, in a tank you need a secluded place where they can hide.

With unpretentious fish can live and live. Every year they are becoming more popular in common aquariums.

But, all the same, there are minuses and pros. Pros: - Mcharming and cute;
- ATis more suitable for a lazy aquarist;
Minuses: - HThe required water quality. This frog species likes to live in a creative mess. You can not strongly filter, you can not change the water, and these conditions are necessary for the maintenance of the majority of aquarium fish. And just like Shportsevaya, Hymeno-Virus loves to dig up the ground, lifting high-high all the secrets hidden there by more shy and ambitious inhabitants of the aquarium. - EIf there is a fish in your aquarium that is smaller than the mouth of this frog, then from the moment you have a Hymenorus, you can assume that you do not have such a fish. This is also a predator. -UhThat is not a very active frog. Most of the day they spend without moving, then sitting at the bottom, then hanging in the water. Having seen enough of the people who are wildly floating in the pet store, the buyer probably dreams of a frog show in his aquarium. But, this is deceptive. Hymenochoruses move so fast because there are a lot of them and it scares them. In a calm atmosphere, they are quiet. Can move quickly when feeding.

FINDINGS: Frogs are quite frequent neighbors of aquarium fish. They can live together. But the same can be said about a person, if he is hooked, for example, to an ass, or vice versa. They will be able to live together, but whether they will be comfortable, convenient, pleasant ... It is unlikely. If you are seriously thinking about buying a frog with an already existing fish tank, think carefully, and can your fish live comfortably with infrequent water changes? Will it be enough for them to filter with intensive pollution? Someone might say: "Well, the Spur Frog lives with a filter that should work like mad to cope with its disorder." But, ask other questions: Will the fish like the lack of water flow in the aquarium? Will a huge frog fit in your abode of underwater beauty? If so, great!

In view of the above, we can recommend a certain family of aquarium fish that will best survive with the frogs THIS IS LABYRINTH. These include:

- all gourami

- Macropods

- lyalius

- cockerels

- Xenopomes

Habitat of the above fish (except for Ktenop), are rice fields of Asia, which are poorly enriched with oxygen, the water on such fields is standing and dirty. That is why the labyrinths have learned to breathe atmospheric air and they like
"old water".

the author of the article - Jan Terekhov,
for the provided material and cooperation!

Overview video of aquarium frogs with fish

Aquarium frogs

Today, some aquarium owners are tired of standard fish, algae and snails and they want to diversify the water world, or even completely change the concept of an aquarium. For such cases, there are many exotic options, one of which was decorative aquarium frogs. These are not the huge frogs you meet in ponds and reservoirs. They are much smaller than their European counterparts and come from distant Africa. Before you buy a miniature frog, you must create the necessary conditions in the aquarium and familiarize yourself with the peculiarities of its content.

Content of aquarium frogs

There are several rules for keeping aquarium frogs.

  1. Water and soil. Frogs love to hide in the ground and play, so water can pollute faster than with fish. Buy a powerful filter or change the water frequently - this will prevent silting and bad smell. Do not use self-collected soil and sand - they can disrupt biological balance, and the water will be constantly muddy. Purchase a special mix from the store.
  2. Plants. For the maintenance of ornamental aquarium frogs, select large plants with large leaves, thick stems and strong roots. The frog will definitely want to undermine the plant, and a powerful root system will keep it in the ground. Well suited cryptocoryne, echinodorus, nymphaeus plants. Strengthen the stem with large stones so that the frog does not damage it during the game. Not too much in the aquarium will be snags and ceramic shards, as the frogs need a secluded shelter.
  3. Aquarium Neighbors. Frogs are quite voracious, so it's best not to hook them up to small fish. Exclude neons, guppies and all fry. Pick fish that are guaranteed not fit in the mouth of a voracious frog.
  4. What to feed aquarium frogs. Favorite delicacy for the frog - bloodworm. In addition, they with obvious pleasure will eat earthworm, tadpole and daphnia. Experts do not recommend the use of a pipe worker, as it accumulates toxins and leads to liver disease. Eats a frog and finely chopped meat and fish.
  5. Protection. Aquarium with a water frog must be closed with glass, as it can jump out and die. The glass should be equipped with a sufficient number of holes: the frog breathes, swallowing air on the surface of the water.

Types of aquarium frogs

At home, as a rule, you can meet representatives of the following types of frogs: dwarf kogtenosets (Hymenochirus) and spur-like frogs. Frogs mainly differ in color, size and conditions of detention.

  1. Hymenohirus. The smallest aquarium frog. It reaches a length of 4 cm. It is considered the most capricious among the "water" frogs. It needs atmospheric air, so it is imperative to leave an air gap between the water and the lid. The temperature of the content should not be below 20 degrees, otherwise the frog will begin to ache. With enhanced lighting and temperature rise up to 28 degrees aquarium frogs Hymeno-viruses prepare for reproduction. Mating occurs when replacing part of the old water to warm and fresh. Tadpoles within a month become full-fledged frogs.
  2. Spur frogs. Reach 15 cm in length. The sides and back are brown, but pink-orange albino frogs are often found. Not whimsical to the temperature and quality of water. They feed mainly on animal food, but can get used to ordinary dry food. Frogs are interesting because at night they make croaking sounds, and before mating, the male begins to make a sound similar to the ticking of the clock. In contrast to the hymenchirus, the tadpoles of spur-footed frogs develop within 2-3 months.

If you choose between these two species, it is better to stop at the Hymenchius. They will not eat all the fish and look more beautiful. Spur frogs are quite aggressive and need a large aquarium. They are best kept away from fish and shellfish.

Insatiable Amphibian

Aquatic frogs are representatives of cold-blooded tailless amphibians or amphibians that are ubiquitous and include many families. Species that live primarily in water are colored green, and land frogs have a brown-brown skin tone. Ornamental exotic species of frogs look spectacular in aquariums, but also their ordinary representatives evoke considerable interest from aquarists.

Aquarium frog


Smooth Spur Frog

Frogs have a short and wide body with paired, well-developed five-fingered limbs, of which the hind ones are longer and more powerful. The tail section looks like a rod-shaped bone.

The size of frogs varies from 1 to 32 cm. The color depends on the habitat conditions, there are both nondescript and brightly colored species. They have bare skin, containing various glands and secreting mucus, designed to moisturize the skin. Some types have poisonous mucus that can cause respiratory paralysis and skin burn.

The eyes are at the top of the head and extended, their color and shape differ from different species. These tailless are able to distinguish moving objects and react to blue.

The skin of frogs contains specific elements with which it can change its color, creating an excellent disguise that depends on the degree of light and humidity. They periodically molt and eat discarded skin.

Each species of frogs is characterized by its own way of croaking. Some types of these tailless have throat sacs in the form of skin membranes under the throat that enhance sound.

Movement can occur in different ways depending on their habitat. Frogs jump, run, walk, swim, climb surfaces.


Far Eastern Toad

Compliance with certain rules in the maintenance of aquarium frogs at home will make their care much easier. Their content in the aquaterrarium will be optimal. Be sure to have a powerful filter in the aquarium, as aquarium frogs like to rummage in the ground than muddy water. Water change should be carried out more often than in a fish aquarium. It is better to add settled dechlorinated water with the same temperature as in the aquarium, otherwise there is a risk of stress.

Plants fit large and with a strong root system, they are strengthened with stones or planted in pots. Aquarium frogs love to dig out plants and tear off their leaves. It is better to land a cryptocoryne, an echinodorus, hard types of ferns, aponogeton and cladofor floating balls. Each frog needs about 10 liters of water and the water level should not exceed one third of the water volume.

Water hardness should not exceed 12 °, acidity 6-7.5, temperature 18 to 30 ° C. The soil is suitable in the form of fine gravel and coarse sand. In coarse gravel, frog legs may be stuck. In addition to abundant filtration, caring for an aquarium implies frequent use of a vacuum cleaner.

It is better to exclude the joint maintenance of aquarium frogs with small fish like guppies and neons, since frogs are voracious creatures and predators. They have the best compatibility with peaceful fish of medium size: macropods, gourami, liliusami, cockerels. True care for these tailless requires to furnish an aquarium with various shelters in the form of smooth flower pots, stones, and strong marsh plants can be planted at the bottom.

It must be remembered that frogs love to travel, so the container needs to be closed with a lid or a net, allowing access to atmospheric oxygen. Good care leads to the fact that aquarium frogs live at home to 13-15 years.


Spur frogs

Feeding the frogs is not difficult, as they are omnivorous food lovers.

Adults should be fed no more than 2 times a week to avoid obesity. And young frogs are fed more often to their proper growth. After the food gets into the aquarium, the frogs begin to rush, as they have a rather developed sense of smell. Frogs eat, holding food with their paws and fingers, nimblely stuffing it into their mouths. It is best to feed them with special feed for turtles and frogs containing the necessary components for animal health.

The best option is to feed them with bloodworms, maggots, morsmysh and earthworms. You can also feed sliced ​​fish and liver, minced meat, and dry food. It is not necessary to feed the pipe worker, which can cause them poisoning and other diseases.


Frogs reach sexual maturity in the performance of 1 year. Their reproduction occurs by laying eggs up to 4 times annually in aquarium conditions. Recognize these periods by the characteristic sounds made by the male and female. After fleeting mating, females lay their eggs in inconspicuous places.

The number of eggs can reach 15 thousand, depending on the type of frogs. To save their offspring of parents it is better to plant. In 2-5 days tadpoles are formed, which become frogs within 6-7 weeks after the period of metamorphosis. Tadpoles can be fed small live food, dry nettle and other food for small fish.



Of all the numerous types of frogs, the following commercially available aquarium species can be distinguished: dwarf, xenopus, toad. Of the most common aquarium frogs is the white spur. This albino form is also called "xenopus", "plane tree", "white monkey" and "strange leg".

Карликовая шпорцевая лягушка, носящая названия "пипа" или "гименохирус", является африканской представительницей, в длину достигающей до 3 см. Карликовая лягушка представляет наиболее подвижный и изящный вид, живет в компании себе подобных экземпляров или в обществе спокойных рыбок такого же размера. However, the dwarf frog is most susceptible to bacterial or fungal diseases, and its immediate transfer to quarantine and careful care is required.

Frogs are one of the most unpretentious aquarium inhabitants and can perfectly diversify it with its exotic look. This is a rare case when a water pet can make sounds that are quite loud. Conscientious care and proper feeding will prolong the life of the frogs and will promote healthy growth, to the joy of their owner.

Spur frogs - clawed amphibians

Spur frog belongs to the tailless amphibian of the pip family. Her other names: plane, strange leg, xenopus. In nature, these amphibians live in stagnant ponds, ponds and marshes throughout Africa and America. The popularity of these pets due to the fact that they require minimal care in the aquarium, and reproduction does not present any difficulties.

External description

There are about 20 natural species, some of which have already become extinct. The common spore frog has dark spots on its back and sides and dark spots or streaks. The abdomen is light, usually white or grayish. Males are smaller than females, during the mating period dark stripes appear on their paws.

Spur frogs have a dense body, 7-12 cm long. The head is flattened, with a short round muzzle. The eyes are bulging, around them are the palpable organs of the frog. The features of these amphibians include their lack of language. However, there are teeth on the upper jaw.

The front paws are short and turned inside, the toes are long without membranes. On the developed hind limbs there is a wide membrane and claws, thanks to which the frog got its name Spur. These spurs not only protect the frog from enemies, but also help keep it afloat. The skin is covered with a thick layer of mucus, the anal passage is protected by skin valves. On the sides are receptors that help you feel the vibrations in the water. Lifestyle night, the nature of the passive. The frogs live for 6-15 years. High-quality care will be the key to health and longevity of spur-footed frogs.

In aquariums, African spur frogs and albino frogs are the most common, which are perfectly rooted in bondage and unpretentious in content. The African or smooth Spur frog is colored in various shades of brown with an olive-green color. The back is covered with brown spots of irregular shape, the belly is whitish with spots or monophonic. Males weigh approximately 60 grams, females - 200 grams. The smooth frog is a species of South African frog, named for its smooth skin. There are also several subspecies of the smooth spur frog, including the Sudanese and Victorian varieties.

The albino spur frog, dubbed the "white monkey", is endowed with red eyes and a pinkish-orange body. This breed was specially bred by Moscow biologists for keeping it in home aquariums.


For a spur frog, the content in the aquarium should provide a rule - for each individual at least 10 liters of water with a temperature of 18-32 ° C with a water level of 15-30 cm. Acidity 6.5-8, hardness 10-25 °. It is necessary to have a lid, but air vents are also necessary, since the frogs rise to the surface of the container to swallow atmospheric air. Water change is performed once a week by separated water of 20-25% of the total volume. An oil film should not be allowed to appear on the surface of the water so that the frog breathing in the air does not poison itself.

Pebbles and gravel will be suitable for the ground, as the sandy substrate will be dug over and will raise the turbidity in the aquarium. Not necessarily the presence of plants and aeration. From living plants can be planted in pots cryptocoryne, anubiasa, echinodorus, as well as floating plants such as salvinii and pisti. The lighting is moderate, a biological filter is needed. All items in the vessel should not have sharp ends and corners, and be firmly installed. If there are pots with algae, they need to be well strengthened with stones, since at risk a shy frog starts tossing and touching everything.

At the bottom of the aquarium, various shelters in the form of ceramic pots, snags and stones are installed. Also does not interfere with the presence of a heater and thermostat. Providing the right care, you can be calm for the health of frogs.


Frogs are very voracious and prone to obesity; they pull everything they catch into their mouths. Their wide mouth can swallow fish of its size, so it is not recommended to keep them together with small fish.

Each season, these amphibians throw off the skin and eat it. Their food is small fish, insects, fish food. From live food they prefer daphnia, bloodworms, pieces of meat, earthworms. But it is important to bear in mind that a live bloodworm can burrow into the ground and spread the infection, so it is recommended to take a frozen bloodworm. Tubing can also cause poisoning, it is better not to include it at all in the diet. From plant foods eat boiled spinach leaves and lettuce. It eliminates the feeding of fatty foods, which often leads not only to indigestion, but also to the death of frogs.

Young frogs need to be fed 1 time in 2-3 days, and adults only 2 times a week. You can not leave uneaten food for a long time, the remnants of the better to remove after 20-30 minutes after the end of the meal.


The frog reaches sexual maturity by 1-2 years. Reproduction begins with the appearance of black stripes on the fingers of the males and the symbolic marriage call of a friend. In order for reproduction to take place in the best possible way, the producers are seated separately in advance and reduce the temperature to 18 ° C. After their reunion, the temperature rises to 22 ° C. Directly reproduction itself occurs in the morning and lasts 6-7 hours. The female does not immediately allow the singing male to come to her, for a while they both swim around the aquarium, and then the male grabs the female from behind and presses her back. Females lay their eggs on the stems of plants, and after a while the egg shell hardens firmly.

After 2 days, the larvae appear, which gradually begin to breathe with their lungs, swimming to the surface of the water, breathing in and swallowing the air. Tadpoles have a broad head and a pair of antennae. Their body is very short and transparent, but the tail is up to 5 cm long. Tadpoles move upside down for up to 3 months, after which their body becomes not so transparent and acquires full-fledged limbs. They are fed dry nettle steamed on boiling water and filtered through cheesecloth. Powdered milk and scalded vegetable leaves are also suitable.


Keeping frogs in the wrong conditions can cause them various diseases. Individuals caught from natural conditions must be quarantined. To do this, you need a separate container with low humidity, instead of the soil, you can put wet paper towels up to 2.5 cm thick, which will need to be changed regularly to avoid developing an environment for microorganisms. The container should be placed in a dark, cool place with the right temperature and side lighting. If the frog already has some diseases, then the water in the quarantine aquarium should be replaced daily.

The most common diseases of frogs:

  • dropsy;
  • tumors;
  • parasites;
  • burns;
  • bone diseases;
  • avitaminosis.

As a rule, these diseases occur against the background of poor-quality amphibian care, underfeeding or overfeeding.


It is recommended to keep spur frogs with their congeners and larger peaceful fish. You should not sit down to the frogs aggressive fish, shrimp and small fish, which they quickly eat.

Spur frog is an interesting inhabitant of the aquarium, as it is considered a clever pet, getting used to human society. As you get used to it, the frog even allows you to stroke yourself in water. Frogs do not need much, only conscientious care and timely feeding, which will prevent the occurrence of the disease. Observing these amphibians will bring the owner a lot of pleasure and will delight for a long time.

Spit Frog: maintenance, care

Spur frogs are quite unpretentious in content. They are not difficult to breed, provided that the necessary conditions for their maintenance are met:

The size of the aquarium should be based on 10 liters per 1 frog. It should be half full or 2/3 full of water and covered with a lid. Water should be changed 1 time in 4 days, at the same time, water should be defended within 2 days. The substrate should consist of gravel or pebbles and be up to 6 centimeters thick. Lighting should not be bright. The temperature of the water in the aquarium for keeping frogs can vary from 18 to 32 degrees. Plants with a well-developed root system should be kept in an aquarium because frogs love to dig them up;

In a pond, the water level should be 15 to 30 centimeters and the flow of water should be weak. Snags and stones can act as shelters;

Feeding. Tamed spur frogs do not require complex care, but are sustained within the framework of the requirements. As a feed, you should use flour and earthworm, bloodworms, meat, liver, aquarium feed for fish, tadpoles and fry. Spur frogs can not be fed by a pipe maker; it can cause food poisoning. Adults should be fed 2 times a week, and growing - 1 time in 3 days;

Compatibility. Contraindicated with the contents of small fish and animals. Water should not contain chlorine;

The nature of the spur frogs is nervous and impressionable, they very quickly get used to the host;

Breeding. During the period of preparation for breeding, the frogs are intensively fed, and the water temperature is lowered to 20 - 22 ° C. Then, the water temperature is gradually raised to 25 - 27 ° C. The adjustable terrarium should be illuminated with diffused light in conditions of mandatory aeration and filtration. During the breeding period, the sprots frog content of the ratio of males and females should be 1 to 1. After the deposition of eggs, adults should be removed. Caviar develops within 2 days. Larvae should be no more than 10 pieces per liter of water. In the process of growth, tadpoles should be sorted by size in order to avoid cannibalism. Young people should be fed dry nettle, powdered and scalded with boiling water, you can give dry milk, yeast and lettuce leaves. When extremities appear in tadpoles, they are transferred to food by daphnia, tubule and bloodworm;

Disease. In polluted water, frogs suffer from a red paw, with poor feeding, bone disease develops. Spur frogs are very voracious, so you should constantly monitor their weight. They are very jumping and, in case of falling out of the aquarium, inevitably die from drying out. You should always ensure that the lid of the aquarium is closed.

Briefly about the content of invertebrates and other animals in the aquarium

Although in nature invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles live in the same environment with fish, however, it is better to keep them separate or together in an aquarium, but very carefully. In recent years, the number of invertebrates, which are kept in the same aquarium with fish, has grown many times. But at the same time their number is only a tiny part of what it is in nature, and in the future there will be even more available types of invertebrates.


Some species of crabs can be kept in an aquarium with fish, but most still require special conditions. Crabs in a regular aquarium pose many problems. Most live in salted water, they are also unsurpassed experts on shoots from the aquarium, they are destroyers - they damage the plants and seriously dig up the soil. Ideally, crabs are kept in a separate aquarium, with salted water, sandy ground and plenty of shelter. Avoid keeping with the crabs slow fish, fish living at the bottom, which they will tweak.

Since the crabs are omnivores, in the aquarium they will eat everything they can get to. If they are contained in soft water, then crabs should be fed with a special high calcium diet, which crabs use to create shell. Since crabs are shoots experts, there should be no gaps in the aquarium through which a crab can crawl. In the case when the crab still managed to get out of the aquarium, you need to put a wet sponge next to the aquarium. In order to turn drying, the crab will look for the most humid place, and come across a sponge where it can be caught and returned to the aquarium.

Almost all crabs need access to land. Moreover, some water is needed only periodically and most of the time they spend on land.


There are many freshwater shrimp, but even more of them live in brackish or sea water. Shrimps are very useful in an aquarium, as they eat leftover food and algae, with only a few of them dangerous to the inhabitants. The biggest problem with keeping fish is to pick fish that won't hunt shrimp. But, with the right choice, shrimp are wonderful and very useful inhabitants of the aquarium. For example, Amano's shrimp (Caridina japonica), which perfectly eats filamentous algae and is often found in herbalists.

Or neocardin (cherry as well), a very common and very small shrimp, which can decorate both a huge and very small aquarium.


Very often aquarists try to get rid of snails. Just the problem is that many species of snails multiply very quickly, overflowing the aquarium and spoiling its appearance. There are many ways to get rid of snails, for example, to get predatory snails helen. Of course, this method is the most convenient, along with such methods as keeping fish eating snails or setting traps. Note, however, that a limited number of snails in an aquarium is not only not harmful, but useful, since the snails clean the aquarium by eating the remnants of food and other garbage.

The larger the snail, the easier it is to control the amount in the aquarium and the slower it multiplies. Of the large species, the most popular is ampularia (Ampullaria sp.), Which can grow up to 10 cm. For its maintenance, no special conditions are needed, but it cannot be planted together with large, predatory species. They can eat it or tear off her mustache. When keeping such large snails, it is important to monitor their number and clean the dead promptly. Dead snail decomposes quickly, while spoiling the water.



The content of crayfish in an aquarium creates many problems (and here we talked about the most popular crayfish in the aquarium). They will hunt any fish that dare to swim close. And believe me, with their external sluggishness, they can be very fast! Often, inexperienced aquarists plant crayfish in a common aquarium and then wonder where the fish go ... In addition, they actively dig up the aquarium to suit their design needs and at the same time cut the plants. Suffer from their attacks and even fellow shrimp.

The best thing is to keep the crayfish in a separate aquarium, because they can really be very beautiful. But also dangerous for other residents. If you want to have cancer, then the Mexican orange dwarf cancer will be the most accommodating and beautiful.


Small spur frogs are quite popular and are often sold on the market and in pet stores. Spurs are one of the few amphibians that only have enough water, without surfaces on which it can be climbed. These frogs can live in an aquarium with fish, they are not capricious, they eat all kinds of live food, and their skin releases natural antibiotics into the water, which help to heal diseases in fish. Of the drawbacks, we note that the spur-like swims do not really disassemble the road, and tender plants will have difficulty, like to dig the ground and can eat small fish.

All other species of frogs require a special vivarium to keep, with areas where frogs can get out of the water and strict control of the humidity of the air. Like crabs, most frogs can go for a walk out of your tank, and you need to close it tightly.


The dandelion is the most common commercially available. This is a small reptile that grows no more than 15-25 cm, but it is completely unsuitable for keeping with aquarium fish. It is predatory, eats all the fish, besides, it destroys everything in the aquarium, and produces a large amount of dirt. And yes, this cute animal can bite more painfully than a dog.

Little red-eared turtles


When we buy a new animal in the aquarium, we expect that we will be prompted to make the right decision and be dissuaded from the wrong one. But most often this does not happen. And invertebrates and amphibians enter the aquarium, which are not needed there and even dangerous.

Remember: do not buy species unfamiliar to you, if you do not know what you need for their content, and how to keep them right! This will save your pets from death, and you from unnecessary expenses and stress.

Aquarium with fish and frog !!!