African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus curtipes ‘gold’)
The Gold African Dwarf Frog is a small, fully aquatic species of frog found throughout a wide variety of shallow water habitats in Central Africa. Due to their small adult size, ease of care, and peaceful nature they have been popular aquatic pets for many years and are bred on a large scale for the aquarium hobby. The beautiful Gold or Blonde Variant has been selectively bred for a lack of most black pigment. In the aquarium they will tolerate a wide variety of water conditions but will do best with plenty of cover and hiding places and temperatures above 75F. This species does especially well in planted aquariums and will get along with nearly all tankmates, although baby fish and shrimp may be at risk. The Gold African Dwarf Frog does not need to spend time outside of water but may climb out of the aquarium if given a chance, so a tight-fitting lid should be considered a must.