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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dead frogs.

I put some African dwarf frogs in my planted tank and I am almost sure they are all dead. First I haven't seen them for about a week and a half. I never saw them eat and I even threw in sinking food pellets. Thirdly I a massive algae bloom just exploded in my tank and the frogs are the only factor that has been introduced or altered.

I did a 40% water change Monday and another 40% water change just now and the water is looking clearer however I am certain that I will need another one on Friday. Also I haven't been dosing any nitrates as I am assuming that a nitrate spike was incurred. I will bring a water test down to my LFS and have them do one for me because I ran out.

Ideas? suggestions? advice? It's all appreciated. One another side note I can't find any bodies either and I have been super careful about cutting off dead leaves so that they won't be contributing to my problem as well.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 07:36 PM
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80 gallons is a very large tank for adfs. they don't swim so well, and need ot get ot the surface for air, so maybe you had a problem.

in my little 5 gallon, the only death I've had for a frog was obvious, but in 80 gallons' I wouldn't bet on it.. Then again, I wouldn't think that a tiny little frog could so throw off your chemistry.

generally frogs work best in a species tank with perhaps a few cories or otos. they have a hard time competing for food.. some folks train them to eat out of a small jar that is less accessible to other fish. Deep tanks are very difficult. After watching some in my 5 gallon, I'd never introduce them to my 20 inch high cube.
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If you kept the frogs with fish, and you never actually watched the frog eat the food, the fish most likely ate the food. You literally have to place the food in front of the frog's face with a turkey baster and watch him eat it, to know for sure that he eats. Again, if you keep them with fish and there are no bodies, fish most likey picked away at their remains. Frogs are really sensitive to water quality and they absorb everything through their skin, so I'm sure it was the water, if not starvation. Really sorry to hear about your loss :0(
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yeah it's ok they were cheapo walmart frogs. I am going to buy some algae fix as I have heard it's actually safe for planted tanks?
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yeah it's ok they were cheapo walmart frogs. I am going to buy some algae fix as I have heard it's actually safe for planted tanks?
No dont do that! There are alot of alternative ways to get rid of algae, just read some threads on it. I wouldnt mix in any algaecide.
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I have heard that bladderwort is a good algae problem solver as it absorbs nutrients super quick.
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