All About African Clawed Frogs

Breeding Clawed Frogs
About Clawed Frogs
African DWARF Clawed Frogs
Where can I Buy Clawed Frogs?
Rachels Frog Adoption Centre
Housing your Frog
Skin Shedding?
How Big do they Get?
How Long do they Live?
Keeping Them Healthy
How to Tell the Boys from the Girls
What do ACF's sound like?
Breeding Clawed Frogs
Rearing the Tadpoles
Common Diseases
Other Illness
Disease, Illness and Injury Pictures
Disease and Illness in Detail
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Internal Organ Pictures
Endangered Clawed frog: Xenopus gilli
Xenopus Species and Classification
Useful Products
Fish to Keep with My Frog
Clawed Frog Videos
Skin Colour Variations
Science and ACF's
Interesting Facts!
Pet ACF Photo's
Christine's Grow A Frog Diary
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Breeding Clawed Frogs.

African Clawed frogs usually mate at night when everything is quiet. The male holds the female around the waist. They both float up to the surface while upside down, anywhere from 100 to 2,000 eggs can be layed. This acrobatic dance is seldom witnessed. In the process the eggs are fertilized externally (sperm meets egg outside of the body) the sticky eggs are attached to every available surface. The tadpoles that hatch from these eggs are transparent and are exclusively filter feeders, this means that they do not feed like others frog tadpoles, they filter the water through their gills and pick up microscopic pieces of algae and fresh water plankton.




Click Here to see a picture of two Albino ACF's in Amplexus (Mating Embrace)

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