What do African dwarf frogs need in their tank?

African dwarf frogs need a variety of things in their tank, including:

  • Fine sand substrate or smooth gravel
  • Decorative rocks and stones
  • Adequate lighting
  • A heater
  • A water filter that doesn’t produce a strong current
  • A tank cover with no openings
  • Silk artificial plants
  • Various live plants including Java moss, Java fern, Marimo moss balls, hornwort, and anacharis

To keep your African dwarf frogs safe and healthy, avoid tiny decorations to prevent the frogs from swallowing and choking on them. Also, clean everything with cool running water before setting them in the tank. Avoid using soap, as the residue can harm the frogs.