Fish Species

African Dwarf Frog

African Dwarf Frog - Description

The African Dwarf Frog is also known as the Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog and are endemic to Central Africa. They don't have any teeth or a tongue and are completely aquatic in fact they can only survive for 10 to 15 minutes outside the tank.

An excellent addition to a community tank, they are a peaceful species and recommended for beginners.

Ensure the water level on the tank allows for the frog to reach the surface occasionally. A well fitting  lid on the tank is vital, these frogs can jump!

Profile of the African Dwarf Frog

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the African Dwarf Frog species.

  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 24 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Blood Worms, Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Behaviour: Good addition to community tank

  • Range: Central Africa

Scientific Classification of the African Dwarf Frog

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Hymenochirus boettgeri

  • Popular Name: African Dwarf Frog - Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Amphibia

  • Order: Anura

  • Family: Pipidae


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Facts about Fish Species - African Dwarf Frog

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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