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Old 08-18-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Arrow Is it possible to have a crab and frog tank?

Is it possible to have a half land tank for crabs and frogs? Just curious is this would work or if there are any compatibility issues (such as seeing each other as food).

I'm pretty fond of inverts and my wife likes frogs (especially ADFs) so I figured I'd split the difference if it was possible and go with a half and half tank.

The tank I would be using is a 36 gallon bowfront with a sand substrate. Of course I would build the decorations accordingly if these two are fine together. I also have 2 spare HOB filters at my disposal, but I can't figure out a way to utilize one without causing a huge splash from the output (unless it drained over the land portion and trickled back into the water end?).

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unless the frog ate the crab,it would be eaten.
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unless the frog ate the crab,it would be eaten.
Do you mean they would attempt to eat each other?
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Do you mean they would attempt to eat each other?
definitely,crabs are oppurtunistic predators,and if the frog was big enough to eat it,it would probably try
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I wouldn't mix the two.
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Thanks guys, works for me!
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So which one you keeping?
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Would've been a cool tank though...... bummer it won't work.
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I don't have any yet. This was just a question for an empty tank.
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And if you pick one then you can just get rocks and build a waterfall type thing for the output from the filter
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you could have the water east to west along side the sand and put a divider go north and south
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you could have the water east to west along side the sand and put a divider go north and south
Thanks, those are some good ideas!
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What about crabs and turtles? Would it be the same with turtles seeing crabs as lunch?
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What about crabs and turtles? Would it be the same with turtles seeing crabs as lunch?
the crab would barely count as an appetizer
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Well bummer for me. Looks like the wife gets her turtles or frogs... lol
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Well bummer for me. Looks like the wife gets her turtles or frogs... lol
Haha they always win
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