African Dwarf Frog

Scientific Name:

  • Hymenochirus boettgeri


  • Also know as dwarf aquatic frog
  • Recommended for begineer frog pet ethusiasts
  • Fully aquatic, occasionnally breathing at water surface


  • Central Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon


  • Male frog will perform “calling dance” to attract the female frog
  • If the female frog is ready, frog male will grap her from behind
  • She will swim to the surface and lay eggs
  • Male frog will then fertilize them outside the body


  • Eggs are round
  • After fertilized, one side is white and one side is brown


  • Average 1.5 inch

Life Span:

  • Average 7 years, up to 15 years max


  • Small fish meat, worms, larvae, and tiny insects
  • In captivity, frozen bloodworms, frozon brineshrimp or dried brineshrimp
  • Feeding is done every 2 to 3 days


  • Clean fresh water, no chlorine (water from tap, and leave it for at least 2 days or use anti-chlorine)
  • If other species, such as gold fish in the same tank get affected with decease, remove them and clean the tank thoroughly
  • Recommended 1 gallon aquarium per frog
  • Ideally pH is kept at 7.0 to 7.2
  • Make sure the temperature is between 74°F to 80°F

Common Disease:

More Information About African Dwarf Frog :

  • This frog shed its skin every 2 weeks