White Spot On African Dwarf Frog?

Discussion in 'Amphibians' started by KyleMarie, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. KyleMarie

    KyleMarie Valued Member Member

    Hey guys!

    So I have 3 African Dwarf Frogs. One of them is the offspring of the other two. I checked the tank today and I noticed a white spot on the frog (the offspring) that wasn't there before. Everything else seems fine, I did a massive water change just because I was afraid it is something bad and I completely forgot to test the water. I never had any problems with my frogs before and I have had them for almost two years. The offspring I've only had for a few months. There are no white spots on any of the other frogs, just this one. She still seems just as hungry and just as active, and so I'm freaking out because I don't know what to do.

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    If you guys have any advice for me please let me know. I don't have any medicine so I'd have to buy that quickly if so. I do have some aquarium salt that I used to hatch brine shrimp for the babies.

    I really do love these little guys and I want to take care of them the best I can. I've never had any problems before so I don't know what to do.

    Thank you!
     

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  2. tunafax

    tunafax Well Known Member Member

    Oh my gosh look at that tiny fat guy in your hand oh!!!

    I'm in love.

    But I'm also concerned, white spots are usually fungus - and adf are susceptible to fungus. I would do a very extensive google search on how to treat that since afds are hard to medicate.
     
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    KyleMarie

    KyleMarie Valued Member Member

    Well I've read to use Maracyn and Maracyn two, but I don't currently have anything, and I don't know if the petco near me will have it. I can go look tomorrow but I don't really know what to do. The spot doesn't look fuzzy or anything, it just looks white.
     
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    KyleMarie

    KyleMarie Valued Member Member

    So, update:

    Today the white spot seems to have disappeared.
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    I see a faint white spot, but I don't think its in the same spot as the previous pictures. So maybe I'm just looking too hard. Of course I'll give more updates, but is there any reason a white spot would show up and then disappear like that?
     
  5. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    Something could have stuck to him temporarily and been brushed off.

    He could have had a minor injury which healed up. The frog's skin is a very bio-active tissue and can repair itself very quickly if the frog is in good health (a bit like the tissue in our human mouths).
     




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