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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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My ADF male seems a little fatter in the middle than usual and is having trouble swimming. One side of his body seems more buoyant than the other.
Does this look familiar to anyone? What's wrong?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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It's not dropsy, either.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 08:27 AM
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Frogs don't get dropsy. What have you been feeding him? What are the water parameters, tank mates size etc.

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pH 7.6
NH4 .25
NO2 .25
I'll be doing a 40% water change.

Tank is 5 gallons, heavily planted, with a female ADF and two ghost shrimp. I feed frozen bloodworms exclusively.

The female is doing fine. I was doing some reading and the male could either have a bacterial infection or he may be constipated.

When I said dropsy, I meant bloat. Sorry, and thanks for the correction.
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frogs are very sensitive to both ammonia and nitrites. this indicates the tank isn't cycled, is overfed or something died. Those should be kept in check.

Additionally, bloodworms do not constitute an appropriate diet for the frogs. I would try to feed them a prepared pelleted food meant for frogs. Unlike fish, frogs need additional calcium and vitamin supplementation to develop correctly.

A vitamin deficiency and poor water quality could explain the bloat.

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frogs are very sensitive to both ammonia and nitrites. this indicates the tank isn't cycled, is overfed or something died. Those should be kept in check.

Additionally, bloodworms do not constitute an appropriate diet for the frogs. I would try to feed them a prepared pelleted food meant for frogs. Unlike fish, frogs need additional calcium and vitamin supplementation to develop correctly.

A vitamin deficiency and poor water quality could explain the bloat.
Thank you. Is there a brand you recommend?
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I don't think a pellet food is a good idea for any frog or other amphibian. Every kind of research and info on frogs has said no pellets because of the other additives inside them that can harm the frogs terribly.
I highly suggest going to dendroboards and see what they suggest.

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