Air Stones

By · Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Air Stones
It is the vibration caused by water filters and air stones damaging to African clawed frogs (Xenopus)?

I read that frogs African clawed are extremely sensitive to vibrations in the water and vibrations caused by the leak or the use of air stones cause harmful stress. It has been likened to human beings are subjected to noise of a jackhammer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, other sources I've read not only indicate the filtering, but filtering along (ie the purchase of a 20-gallon filter for a 10 gallon tank). Additionally, I follow several small feeder fish in the tank for food, frogs, but often allow them to live for some time before biting. Before I had the air stone, fish would remain in the tank top lack of air in the surface. With the air stone that seems happier, but I am concerned about the stress that may be causing frogs. Is there anyone out there informed about this beyond what the child in the pet store told them?

Everything I've read about keeping frogs African clawed said that largely in a filtered tank. One thing I am sure of is that if you do not have a filter, the frogs will make you very dirty water, very fast. Since frogs can breathe air, you probably do not need a airstones, but if the frogs do not show any signs of distress, I doubt that is bothering frogs. In Africa, these frogs live in rivers, among other places, where there is no doubt a lot of noise and vibration of water movement.

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