tirsdag den 29. januar 2013

Video: Skin eating Hymenochirus boettgeri (AKA Congo dwarf clawed frog or African dwarf frog)

Hello all,
My Hymenochirus boettgeri (African Dwarf frog) shares a habit with all other African Dwarf frogs; it eats its own skin once it has shed it. Apparently this is a great way of regaining nutricients, but it does look really weird and a bit disgusting. But also entertaining to watch it try and stuff its skin into its mouth without having useful hands. They do this every week or so, but normally they do it hidden and catching it on camera was lucky.

In the background is a puzzled male Aphyosemion australe (golden) killi, who was on a short holiday in the tank.

All the best,

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