A couple of nights ago I came home from work and was greeted by this lovely sight.
Oh how excited I was. I’d only ever heard my frogs sing a few times before and I thought horay frogspawn – tadpoles and baby frogs!
I was more excited when I though aha I can set up a new tank. (I love new tanks!) and that’s what I did. I went to pets at home and bought some sand.
I got out the hose pipe and rinsed and rinsed and rinsed until the sand was clear enough.
Then I repositioned the 17l tank and put the new tank in its place. (which isn’t the place in the photo!)
I bought this tank from a lovely lady on Fish Forums. She even gave me two baby bristlenoses. The netting is to stop the cats getting in
Now a clever trick for how to fill up a fish tank without clouding the water (much).
- Dunk all your sand into the tank.
- Place a plastic bag over the sand
- Place a big glass bowl on top of the plastic bag
- Begin filling
This way you can fill it up quickly and vigorously without the sand clouding a great deal!
I used mature filter medium and water from my 6m/o tank and let it cycle for a few days before adding frogs.
I have a Mental Test Kit for monitoring the tank and its doing very well so far! Obv have to make a few more water changes than usual but I’m keeping an eye on it!
Unfortunately all this new space has gone to their heads because their stupider than ever! Everynight this week they’ve been trying out new positions but still no frogspawn. God knows the males are singing enough for that poor female. I’ll be getting a few more frogs soon
This one is my favorite though! Male, Male, Female!