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Old 11-27-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: NE USA
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Hi All,

I bought an albino ACF about 2 months ago. I just recently moved him from a 2.5 gallon to a 10 gallon. He is still a froglet and small, so maybe this is my entire problem. I am having a hard time feeding him. He is a wonderful eater. So far, all he's been getting is Blood Worms. My issue is going about how to feed him. I can hand feed him and he'll take the clump, but now that I have a bigger tank it isn't feasible to stick my hand in there everytime, also my hood isn't very good about opening properly. The hood has a light and it is difficult to see if have to take it off to feed him. Plus, he forages on the bottom (I have large gravel that he cannot swallow) and tries to find food, but the Bloodworms don't sink well! I have tried a turkey baster but he doesn't show interest in food that's very far. He DOES Forage like a normal ACF but if it ain't gonna sink there's not good that is going to do. I feel bad because I feel like he is hungry and it' s just difficult to feed him so much with a large tank, especially after I feed him a decent amount and he is still trying to find food on the bottom. I am also going away next year for college and I know my parents will not be keen on handfeeding so I would like to find a solution before then!

I have read online before of some of them coming up for food and other things but he doesn't. One cool thing is he will come right over to the net if I am cleaning out his tank, etc. He seems pretty tame for his age.
Do you guys have an solutions to this? Sinkable food suggestions? Any suggestions?

BTW sorry if this is the wrong section, he's a purely aquatic frog so I assumed it would be ok to post it here.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Try floating reptile sticks. Look them up on the internet for places to buy them.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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18" Tweezers

try something like those, you can still "hand feed" but without having to stick your hand in
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: NE USA
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Thank you, both! I just bought 11'' inch tweezers for five bucks on Amazon and should get it next week
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