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    So surprised new pet

    Hey guys,
    I work at an animal shelter and typically we only deal with cats and dogs but somehow a frog came here. Since no one at the shelter knows anything about frogs, I decided to adopt it. I believe it's an albino African clawed frog. I'm wondering if anyone has any tips and tricks for taking care of my new friend. She came in filthy tank water and it was very low. I kept the old water in and added some fresh dechlorinated water. I did this slowly so as to not shock her. Also what are some things I should be looking for to make sure she's healthy? Also her tank is pretty gross looking, how often can I do small water changes so I can get the water to clear up. I looked online on how to sex them and since she doesn't have dark arms and has a bump near her butt, I'm pretty sure she's female.

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    Never tried keeping any frogs or toads- I always enjoy finding them (native species) outside, but that's where they stay. And of course, an African clawed frog is not releasable (a huge no-no) but as far as their care- I'd have to look it up just as I'm sure you're doing now. Cool though- not many things don't fascinate me. Do update us?
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    Re: So surprised new pet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Never tried keeping any frogs or toads- I always enjoy finding them (native species) outside, but that's where they stay. And of course, an African clawed frog is not releasable (a huge no-no) but as far as their care- I'd have to look it up just as I'm sure you're doing now. Cool though- not many things don't fascinate me. Do update us?
    Yeah I'm definitely doing a lot of research. Checking multiple places and all that. I used to help take care of toads in highschool but those came out of water so it's definitely a different experience. I have some fish experience so I'm using that knowledge to help with the water parameters I have been finding online. I definitely will update you guys. Once the water is clearer I'll try to take some pictures of her too but I don't think the camera will even be able to find her right now.

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    I was just looking at this site out of curiosity, & I had no idea they could live 20-30 years! I haven't compared their info to other sources, but on the surface, it seems pretty reliable.

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    Re: So surprised new pet

    So far she's doing pretty well. I got to watch her eat which is great and her tank has clear up a lot by just running the filter. It's still brown looking but you can at least see where she is in the tank. I've been researching more and more about this species so next paycheck she'll definitely be getting some different decor and a couple upgrades but I figure she's been living in this for a while so I'll probably go slowly in introducing new things. I definitely want to start with getting her cover and I think I'm gonna change the substrate since what I've been reading says gravel is bad for them.

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    Re: So surprised new pet

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    Looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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