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#1 furry catfish

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:47 PM

My little frog is bloated!!! :blink: I think it is bloat but I'm not certain could someone comfirm?

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#2 Jenste

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:40 PM

Hi
I am so sorry, but it DOES look like dropsy/bloat....:no:
the pictures are a bit fuzzy but it is a very common occurence in ADFs...I lost quite a few this way over the years...

also, it is contagious, so remove the sick frog from a tank with other ADFs. Most often it is fatal, but if you keep him in his own little tank with EXCEPTIONAL water quality there IS a chance he can recover....

Its about a 25/75 success rate but if you have the space and tank for him to live by him self for a bit I would try it.
Keep shallow water....no more than 1.5 to 2 inches....they can develop swimming problems and you dont want to stress him out or have him drown

very tiny feedings....and hope....

also....(almost forgot!) Maroxy (spelling?) is a medicine that may help cure your frog, and you should give a minor dose to the main tank to help prevent other ADFs from becoming ill.

Maroxy helps cure bloat, dropsy, fungal AND bacterial infections of ADFs and ACFs (miracle solution anyone?)

#3 furry catfish

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:34 PM

Ok thanks jenste,I have seperated the sick frog and have done what you have said ,I am doing daily 30% water changes.I have looked for maroxy but I can't find it.


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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:17 PM

try looking on Ebay....if he is going to die it won't be long....its one of those kind of situations....I would say that if he lives the next 3 days then he has a really good shot...

keep me posted!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:31 PM

He is still alive and the swellling has gone down very little but stilll noicbly :D I have hope for his chances

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

awww congrats!!!!!!!!!!! that is a very good sign!!! I will keep my fingers crossed for the little guy!!!

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:17 PM

well I woke up this morning and the little fella was dead :no: but thanks anyway

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:14 AM

Aw I am so sorry :( I really hoped he was going to pull through. how many do you have left? are the others looking ok?

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:03 PM

1 left and he looks fine

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:32 PM

If the other one gets dropsy it's will be very
hard to cure but I reccomend quarintining it
and feeding it every other day with a tiny amount of
bloodworms with some crushed peas
this has worked a couple of times for me




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