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African Dwarf Frog Bloated

Discussion in 'Amphibians & Aquatic Reptiles' started by furry catfish, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. furry catfish

    furry catfish Member

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

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45496670@N02/4179762416/in/photostream/
    look through the pictures,except the last 2 those are of my tank for a different website

     
  2. Jenste

    Jenste Resurrecting the Passion of Fishkeeping

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    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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    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.


    thanks


    chris
     
  4. Jenste

    Jenste Resurrecting the Passion of Fishkeeping

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    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!
     
  5. furry catfish

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    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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    Jenste Resurrecting the Passion of Fishkeeping

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    awww congrats!!!!!!!!!!! that is a very good sign!!! I will keep my fingers crossed for the little guy!!!
     
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    well I woke up this morning and the little fella was dead :no: but thanks anyway
     
  8. Jenste

    Jenste Resurrecting the Passion of Fishkeeping

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    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?
     
  9. furry catfish

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    1 left and he looks fine
     
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    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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