Hymenochirus boettgeri

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Hymenochirus boettgeri
Hymenochirus boettgeri
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pipidae
Genus: Hymenochirus
Species: H. boettgeri
Binomial name
Hymenochirus boettgeri
(Tornier, 1896)

Hymenochirus boettgeri, also known as Congo dwarf clawed frog or African dwarf frog, is a species of frog in the Pipidae family found in central Africa.

This species is also bred and sold as aquatic pets. As pets, African dwarf frogs can live peacefully among other fish in an aquarium. These frogs can not be fed regular fish flakes.They require a specially formulated pelleted food, as regular fish flakes are not nutritionally complete for this species.They also especially like to eat freeze-dried bloodworms and the elodea plant. However, covered aquaria are needed, as this species is known to jump out of its tank.