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  1. frogbreeder

    Is My Female African Dwarf Frog Pregnant?

    You might need to catch your frogs in the act of spawning, because I suspect your betta might be eating any eggs the frogs produce. If your female frog looks as if she is full of eggs and ready to spawn (she'll appear pear-shaped), you could always remove the betta to a separate container...
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    African dwarf frogs and air stones?

    Air stones usually aren't recommended for use with ADFs, for two reasons: they disturb the water's surface (as already mentioned by marijo, ADFs prefer very still water), and they can disrupt the natural exchange of gas molecules that takes place through the frog's skin. Also, I suspect the...
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    African Dwarf Frog's lef looks hurt!

    I must admit that when I initially looked at the photo of your frog, the very first thought that came to mind was that your frog might be suffering from chytrid, a common fungal disease, often characterized by excessive shedding and bits of tattered skin, similar to those appearing on your...
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    Random Death Cause?

    Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you meant you were going to increase both the hardness and salinity to better suit the mollies. I don't think ADFs have much of a preference in terms of actual hardness, provided it's not too extreme. They are, however, very sensitive to the amount of salt, because it...
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    African Dwarf Frog's lef looks hurt!

    It looks as if your frog might have got its foot stuck in a filter intake. Torn flippers will usually grow back on their own, given time, as long as the frog's skin isn't breached, and its rays (toes) are not broken. As best I can tell from the photo, your frog's toes appear to be normal, just...
  6. frogbreeder

    African Dwarf Frog Wouned! Help!

    I'm sorry about your frogs.
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    African dwarf frog small red spots?

    Hi, I'm sorry about your frog. ADFs are extremely prone to bacterial infections. Although a photo would be helpful for diagnosis, I suspect the red marks you describe are likely symptoms of such an infection, and the resulting sepsis you have read about online. Sadly, bacterial infections...
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    Random Death Cause?

    To be honest, I don't think ADFs would be very happy in a brackish environment, as they are strictly freshwater creatures. I'm also worried that the high nitrate level in your aquarium might negatively impact your frogs, making them more susceptible to disease, in the long term. Frogs have...
  9. frogbreeder

    Is My Female African Dwarf Frog Pregnant?

    Don't worry. By the looks of things, I suspect you'll have eggs in no time. If your frogs were fairly young when you bought them (most pet stores sell ADFs before they are fully mature, at around 5 or 6 months), then there is a slight chance that your frogs' first spawning will not produce...
  10. frogbreeder

    Is My Female African Dwarf Frog Pregnant?

    Welcome to Fishlore. Your frogs are cute. The advice you have been given by everyone thus far is absolutely correct. One thing to keep in mind is that a female ADF will not release eggs every time she mates. So, don't expect to find eggs every time you see them hugging. Instead, a...
  11. frogbreeder

    Is my ADF pregnant?

    How is your frog doing? Is the any change in her condition? As I mentioned, I suspect your frog is most likely suffering from one of two conditions: either from an intestinal blockage, or from bloat. By bloat, here, I am referring to an actual disease, sometimes also called “dropsy” or...
  12. frogbreeder

    Is my ADF pregnant?

    I would suggest removing the air tube. Air tubes are not recommended for frogs, because they can disrupt the natural gas exchange which occurs through a frog's skin, and also because frogs prefer very still water. I would also suggest removing the gravel, so that your frog cannot accidentally...
  13. frogbreeder

    Is my ADF pregnant?

    Yes, she is extremely bloated. I would stop feeding her for a couple of days and lower the water level to about 4-6" for now, or give her something to rest on just below the water's surface. If you have a small artificial plant you can add, she might appreciate a place to hide as well.
  14. frogbreeder

    Is my ADF pregnant?

    She looks like she might be bloated or ill. If possible, I would suggest isolating and fasting her for a couple of days and see what happens. Also, ADFs appreciate having a place just below the water's surface where they can rest, such as a ledge or a tall plant (preferably something they...
  15. frogbreeder

    "painted" frogs?

    Heartbreaking.
  16. frogbreeder

    ADF Weird Growth

    Sounds like you are taking excellent care of your frog. Based on the information you have provided, my hunch is that your frogs were most likely sick when you purchased them, and that you are correct in thinking that the condition affecting your remaining frog's back is likely unrelated to the...
  17. frogbreeder

    African dwarf frog underwater zone?

    Hello Dylfish2000, I agree with AquaticBrandon and Lucy. African dwarf frogs always do best in a shallow, single-species environment. Fish and frogs do not make very good tank-mates, as their basic requirements are different. All the best. - Sue
  18. frogbreeder

    ADF Weird Growth

    Hi April, I'm very sorry about your frog. Yes, I have seen this condition before. In fact, it is fairly common in African dwarf frogs. But, unfortunately, I have no idea what causes it, or how to treat it. Even the few references to it I've managed to find in research literature simply...
  19. frogbreeder

    ADF singing indications

    Yes, he is calling for a mate. Only male ADFs possess the ability to sing. The females are mute. He's probably singing, "Mister froggy went a courtin', he did ride, uh uh, uh uh. . .
  20. frogbreeder

    ADF Deaths

    Admittedly, since I retired from the commercial breeding of these frogs, a couple years ago, I’m a little out of touch with the availability of medications for aquarium use. Lucy, thanks for the information. Do you know whether anyone else is producing aquarium grade erythromycin and...




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