Dead Frog, What Happened

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by KCfishman, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. KCfishmanValued MemberMember

    I've had him for about 3 or 4 weeks now, but this morning he looked a little poofy, but 8 hours later he hasn't moved and looks like this, I'd kind of like to know what happened

  2. ILLBETHEJUDGEValued MemberMember

    without an autopsy would be hard to tell what happened but most probably frog wasn't getting enough to eat.
  3. KCfishmanValued MemberMember

    I know he was, because I feed them every day, fasting Wednesday and Sunday a freeze dried omega one bloodworm cube.

    Using a turkey baster to make sure they saw it
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  4. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Difficult to say what happened. What are your water parameters?
  5. KCfishmanValued MemberMember

    Ammonia .25 nitrites 0 nitrates 25ish
  6. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    It could easily have been a water quality issue then, ammonia is very toxic in any amount. Do you have any fish or frogs still in there?
    Sorry for your loss:(
  7. KCfishmanValued MemberMember

    Yeah its about a 9.4 gallon tank with a very relaxed betta who cares more about his reflection than the 4 neon tetras, and the now 1adf
  8. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    I reccomend doing 50% water changes every other day or so to keep the ammonia down until it has disappeared entirely for a few days.
    Is the betta the one in your profile pic? He's so beautiful, I love that colouration:) Best of luck to you and your fish!
  9. KCfishmanValued MemberMember

    My tank isn't VERY established so the fact that I have a little ammonia doesn't really concern me all too much, because its been declining over weeks, and yes, same betta
  10. tfreemaFishlore VIPMember

    Likely a fungus. The chytrid fungus has infiltrated the adf breeding stock. Other fungi is a possibility too. It does not affect fish.
    Wait at least two months for the spores to die off before purchasing any more frogs. I would highly recommend putting new frogs through quarantine and treatment for fungus before introducing to your main tank. I used the lamisil method which seemed much easier than the BC in the links below.

    They are social so you should keep at least two by the way. Did you mean that you had two and there is one left? If so, I would jump on the treatment right away and keep it out of that tank for two months. Let me know if I can help in any way.

    Very informational:
    Important - Chytrid Fungus in ADF's and ACF's


    I will find and add my thread where I went through this with four new frogs and almost lost my original two before I learned about it. The lamisil treatment saved them. I will use it when I am ready to buy some again. I also have the the BC on hand now too.
    EDIT: here's the link:
    African Dwarf Frogs Dying

    African Dwarf Frogs Dying

    Sorry you lost your little guy.
    I was really sad about my four new ones, and would have been devastated to lose the two I have had for 2 years now. Just upgraded them to a 20g L so I could have six and it almost cost them their lives.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017

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