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Old 01-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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My African dwarf frog tried to eat my sucker fish

I have 2 African dwarf frogs in my 10 gallon tank. One of them eats everything.
It once ate fish food. My frog snaps at smaller fish and things when its hungry,
but it's pretty fat already. One day i noticed it had its mouth around my last sucker fish. By the time I got the frog out with the net my fish was already half devoured. I was able to get the frog off the fish. I separated the two for a while. I put the fish back in but, a month later he went missing.
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1. Is this normal.
2. What could have happened to that poor sucker fish.
3. Could this possibly be how my other sucker fish died.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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I really need help!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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How big is this frog?
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A little bigger than a quarter
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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It's a little bigger than a quarter but still fat. This happened about three months ago.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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What are you calling a sucker fish? When I was little, my great-grandmother's pleco was a sucker fish, and anything that would suck on something, so about a hundred gazillion different types if sucker fish. When you say sucker fish, I think 6-inch Star Trek alien swimming around sucking on the glass.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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What are you calling a sucker fish? When I was little, my great-grandmother's pleco was a sucker fish, and anything that would suck on something, so about a hundred gazillion different types if sucker fish. When you say sucker fish, I think 6-inch Star Trek alien swimming around sucking on the glass.
+1 agree do you have a pic
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It was a little smaller than a Cory catfish. About an inch long and has a black horizontal stripe in the middle on either side. I can't get a picture now and i don't know the exact name. Remember the poor little fish went missing.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:40 AM   #9
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Sounds like a CAE
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, I don't know what that means.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #11
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Chinese algae eater.
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Any answers out there?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #13
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So, does anyone have an answer to my questions?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #14
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CAE=Chinese Algae Eater

One of the things you have to remember about ADFs is that if it will fit in their mouths, they may well try it out.
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Thanks for the advice. That makes a lot more sense now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #16
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IMO adf should be kept in their own tanks.

They CAE will be stunted in that little tank if you don't upgrade to a HUGE tank soon.
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