How to Tell Dwarf Frogs Apart From Xenopus Laevis
African Dwarf Frogs and African Clawed Frogs are all to often, mixed up with each other when they are young. An African Clawed Froglet looks very similar to a full grown Dwarf. However, you can tell them apart your self simply by looking at their front hands. Dwarf frogs have webbed hands, and African Clawed frogs have no webs. They actually have fingers! The care for the 2 species is similar but yet much different at the same time. They can not live in the same tank because ACF eat small frogs. The smaller ones will unfortunately become a snack.
The Story of My Frogs
In October of 2004 I ordered 2 froglets from Grow-A-Frog in Florida. My frogs came in a tiny cube nick named by a fellow hobbyist "THE CUBE OF DEATH". This cube holds 1/2 gallon of water. That is an awful way for an ACF to live. Each frog needs at least 7-10 gallons of water per frog to thrive. Frogs kept in these containers will die either from bone abnormalities or just from plain ol' DEPRESSION. Wouldn't you be depressed living that way...with no space to swim?
I did my research and purchased a 20 gallon long tank for my 2 Grow-A-Frogs to live in. Their names are Frodo and Sam. When they were around 8 months old I adopted a froglet from a woman in NY who's beautiful frogs mated and had beautiful babies. I named this frog Slimy. He is quite cute. as are the other 2, and all frogs for that matter :)
See more about Frodo, Sam, & Slimy @ www.geocities.com/mamafrog0538/froggy_place.html