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post #1 of 5 Old 05-12-2010, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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African Dwarf Frog Crisis

I woke up this morning to find that one of my ADF's had crawled into a small hole in a piece of lava rock in the aquarium... And he couldn't seem to get out!!

I pulled the rock up to the top of the aquarium, hoping that this would scare him out. That didn't work, so I was preparing to break the rock when he finally popped himself out of the hole. I filled the hole in with some of my substrate. Should I completely remove the rock? That is the only hole large enough for him to crawl into, and I pretty well filled it in.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-12-2010, 03:50 PM
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I'd keep an eye on him. Maybe seal it up with silicone if you have to.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-12-2010, 03:51 PM
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I have seen my ADF crawl into holes in some rocks I have. He might have been even more scared and not wanted to come out. It should be fine if you filled it in...

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-12-2010, 08:27 PM
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That kinda rocks I'd not use within my ADF gang, cause I'd not wanna take chnaces I'm gone a day or two and no one notices the bugger stuck in there. For ADFs I pers love to buy the half coconuts that you find in any pet stores reptile section and then get like 3-4 of them (dep on tank size) boil them real well and toss them in the tank for hiding pots, you can even cover them with java moss growing on them if you don't like the "brown hill" look for your tank.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-13-2010, 05:08 AM
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Lava rock is too rough for skin of frogs. Can scrape their skin, and bacterial infections could be the end result.
Have seen this happen with frogs and plecos ,and loaches as well.

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