African Dwarf Frogs are in Cary!

Here at Learning Express, we love African Dwarf Frogs! They are available at Learning Express Cary in self sustaining miniature ecosystems with everything you need. Each tank comes with living gravel, colored gravel and a piece of bamboo, so it’s a miniature ecosystem that is practically self sustaining. Keep reading to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and to learn more about these awesome aquatic creatures!

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African Dwarf Frogs

How big are African Dwarf Frogs?

African Dwarf Frogs are very small. They only weigh a few grams and will grow up to only 3 inches long.


Do African Dwarf Frogs have ears?

African Dwarf Frogs don't have real ears. They have lateral lines that run down the length and underside of the body. This explains how they sense vibrations when they are under the water.


How do the African Dwarf Frogs eat?

African Dwarf Frogs are bottom feeders. They eat their food from the bottom of a body of water. 

Can they jump out of the tank?

Yes! African Dwarf Frogs live in water but come to the surface to breathe air. If they are out of water for more than 15 minutes, they can die from dehydration. We recommend leaving an inch of space between the water and the top of the tank. Always keep the lid on so they don't hop out!


How old are these frogs? How long will they live?

The African Dwarf Frogs arrive at the Learning Express around 6 months of age. Their life expectancy is between 3-15 years!


Do the BioSphere tanks require electricity?

The frog BioSpheres do not require any electricity. Since they are self-contained, they don't need any filters.


How does the BioSphere tank work?

The BioSphere tank will clean and condition itself with very little care. Together, all of the elements work in harmony to create a completely filter-free ecosystem habitat. The bamboo plant acts as a natural aerator which provides essential oxygen. The living sand (located under the colorful gravel) acts as a biological filter by converting waste and excess food to nutrients.


Why two frogs? Wouldn't one be easier?

African Dwarf Frogs like companionship. They thrive in clean environments with a playmate they can interact with. Two frogs do not require more care or a larger tank than a single frog.


Is it hard to take care of African Dwarf Frogs? What will I need to do?

Taking care of African Dwarf Frogs can seem intimidating at first, but it's very simple! Included in the care kit is a year's worth of food. African Dwarf Frogs are fed two pellets each, twice a week. It's important to feed the frogs on a routine schedule. Ie. Always Mondays and Fridays.

It is necessary to change the aquarium water once every three months, even if the water appears to be clean.

It is important to only use spring or distilled water in the frog tanks and to make sure it is always kept at room temperature.

African Dwarf Frog BioSpheres must be kept out of direct sunlight.


FIVE REASONS TO HAVE African Dwarf Frogs for PETS!

1. Emerging readers often feel more comfortable reading aloud to a pet.

2. Nurturing a pet is an acceptable way for boys to "parent play"—to practice being caregivers.

3. Feeding and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility.

4. Children with pets display improved impulse control, social skills, and self-esteem.

5. Sharing the love and care of a family pet forges an additional common bond among siblings.