I’ve finally gotten around to fixing up the fish and frog tanks, so here’s how they look! I’ll start with Sharkbait, hanging out in his spacious 30-gallon tank:
My dad and I altered a moving cart to put the stand on, mainly because I didn’t relish the idea of trying to lift 300 pounds or remove A LOT of water every time I wanted to move the tank. It doesn’t look too bad, I think, and isn’t really visible from the kitchen (The tank is in the plant room to keep the cats away from the oh-so-edible-and-interesting-and-OMG-IT’S-MOVING fish!).
He’s getting used to his new tank, but I think he’s still confused about the cave I bought him. Silly fish. I still can’t believe he’s about four inches long!
Now for the frogs’ new home:
Don’t bother looking for them- this picture was taken right after I put them in the tank, so they are hiding behind the waterfall rock. I had to wait a few hours before they’d come back out.
This is the male. I’ve decided to name him Trevor, because even though he isn’t a toad, it was the best I could come up with when I got them, and it’s stuck. The other two remain nameless- any suggestions?
She was more daring than the other two, and obligingly swam across the front of the tank so I could get some clear photos of her.
The juvenile frog (not sure the gender yet- still too young!) is to the rear of these pictures, while Trevor is hanging out in the front corner:
If you look closely, you will see that the juvenile is gray, while the male is more of a brown-and-pink-with-spots color. You can’t tell here, but Trevor has two pimple-like white spots in each armpit, which he would use to grip the female while they attempt to make more babies. The female doesn’t have those white spots, but her tail is a tiny bit longer than his. Or, that’s how the all-knowing internet says you can tell the male and female African Dwarf Claw frogs apart.
The female must have felt that Trevor was monopolizing her baby too much though. Here’s a photo with Trevor on top, the female in the middle, and the juvenile on the bottom, smooshed into the front corner:
You can just barely see Trevor’s white spot.
Then, the juvenile decided he wanted to go back to hiding behind the waterfall, which disturbed the other two. Here’s the female floating above, with the juvenile to the rear (slightly out of focus), and Trevor in the corner:
They’re probably confused still, but I think they’ll enjoy the new tank set-up, and more especially, the clean water! Hopefully they’ll hang out in the center of the tank more, since I’d like to see them sometimes, and it’s hard to see them behind the waterfall. Also, I hope Trevor stays OUT of the waterfall rock this time. I think I managed to cover the intake holes with rocks, but if he vanishes, I’ll know where he is!
So, any name suggestions? I have a female frog without a name, so preferably a female name for her. For the juvenile, I think a gender-neutral name would be best, since I have no idea how long it will remain a baby. Hopefully I’ll be able to distinguish it from the others once it does grow up!