Frog-O-sphere?

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Frog-O-sphere?

Postby frog » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:22 pm

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I got a frog-O-sphere for christmas. It is a 'mini ecosystem' from brookstone that houses 2 african dwarf clawed frogs. I enjoy my frogs a lot, they are a lot of fun to watch, but I am not sure the frog-O-sphere is big enough for them, or if it really is an 'ecosystem'. Look it up on Brookstone.com
If you own these frogs tell me if this is ok.

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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby Bellalee » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:15 pm

You know I really don't know the answer although I do have 2 myself.
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby lesleyg1989 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:30 pm

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?c ... on&id=2737
maybe you should read that page and watch the video.

http://frogsaregreen.com/tag/frog-o-sphere/
there is another page about it aswell. It clearly states that these tanks are not big enough. I hope you just buy a good size tank and buy the frogs from a pet store that actually takes care of them.
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby Bellalee » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:33 pm

Peta is overrated sometimes, just get them a bigger tank. Btw.. they LOVE blood worms. :) I like the frozen cubes or the ones that come in little squeezy things.
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby frog » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:29 pm

I saw those links before but I know that PETA can be overrated and wanted another opinion.

Thanks!
And thanks about the bloodworms too. :D

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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby Jess » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:50 pm

Ugh, I HATE those things! :( I tell the people the sell them that they are too small, but no one ever listens.
Ive had them before, and I have an African clawed frog right now.
You should get your dwarf frogs a 5 gal or so tank, and make sure that it is cycled before you put them in it. Change out 1/2 the water every month to keep it clean. Also, do not feed them freeze dried blood worms or the pellets. Frozen blood worms are the best way to go!
Good luck with your froggies! I LOVE aquatic frogs, theyre lots of fun! And if you are lucky and you got males, they might croak for you! I love listening to my clawed frog at night :mrgreen:
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby frog » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:55 pm

Thanks! I just feel bad because this was my only gift from my aunt and they are fairly expensive....

But the frogs health is more important. Does it have to have a filter?

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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby Jess » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:38 pm

Actually, the current from filters tends to stress out the froggies. You can try to get a small filter that you can control the water flow on, but if you just have 2 frogs in a 5 gal-ish tank than it shouldnt be a problem because they arent very dirty. Ive never used a filter with my clawed frog (and they are REALLY dirty!) and his water quality has always been fine. Just make sure to keep up with the water changes. :wink:

Just wondering, how big is the Frog-O-Sphere container? You might be able to use it as a temporary quarintine or hospital tank, so it could still be useful! And I read that it claims to have live gravel, which would be very helpful in starting up your new tank. :)
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby frog » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:53 pm

It isn't that large, not sure on the exact dimensions though. It did come with cool rock decor though :D
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Re: Frog-O-sphere?

Postby ColoradoRiverRafter » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:56 pm

I don't think that the cage is big enough for two. It looks really small.
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