My frog is stuck in a crack in my driftwood - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-09-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Herbicide's Avatar
 
My frog is stuck in a crack in my driftwood

So I just put a new piece of driftwood in my tank yesterday, and today I couldn't find my African dwarf frog. His name is Jorge, by the way. Anyway, I picked up the driftwood to make sure I hadn't crushed him when I put it in, and then I turned it over because it forms a kind of cave. Sure enough, I found Jorge in there, except he seems to have lodged himself very tightly into a crack in the wood. I have no idea how he plans to get out of there. All that's sticking out now is half of his belly and his back legs.
I really don't know what to do, because I'm worried that he can't get out, but I don't know how to get him out without hurting him or making him try to burrow even deeper into the wood. Please help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Herbicide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-09-2010, 10:08 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Well this is a first for me. Is there any way you can gently pry him out of there? I can't imagine he'd survive being stuck there.

Damn!

Good luck.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-09-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Herbicide's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
Well this is a first for me. Is there any way you can gently pry him out of there? I can't imagine he'd survive being stuck there.

Damn!

Good luck.
I know, it's one of the weirder things I've seen. It's like he's mad at me.
Yeah, I'm worried about him drowning/not eating/dying. When I first saw him I gently pulled his leg but I mean he is really stuck good. And that just made him burrow in deeper. I guess I'll just pull the log out and inspect the crack. I don't want him to dry out though.
Thanks!

Last edited by Herbicide; 03-09-2010 at 10:19 PM.
Herbicide is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 05:39 AM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
I'd just jam a screwdriver in the crack (being careful not to skewer the poor frog of course) and try to pry the crack wider so that he can swim out. After he gets out, I'd be inclined to break the driftwood apart along this crack so that it doesn't happen again.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
I have had Plecos and loaches do this on occasion. I usually just leave em be ,and they manage to get out on their own. If after two or three days however, I too would be concerned.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 09:11 AM
New Member
 
I just got an ADF sorry i cant answer your ? but i have 1 of my own if you dont mind... HOW, WHAT, and WHEN do you feed him. I have mine in a community tank and dont think its eaten in 2 days.

thanks
KSASTER2 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Herbicide's Avatar
 
Thanks everyone for the suggestions/support. I picked up the log and he had magically found his way out. I guess I should change his name to Houdini. Sorry for the panic.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KSASTER2 View Post
I just got an ADF sorry i cant answer your ? but i have 1 of my own if you dont mind... HOW, WHAT, and WHEN do you feed him. I have mine in a community tank and dont think its eaten in 2 days.

thanks
I feed mine frozen bloodworms, I thing that's the best option. Problem is, they're very slow eaters. If you just dump the worms in all the other fish'll eat them first. I usually either take a pipette and dangle worms in front of his face, or I stick some worms in a dark hidden crevice before I go to bed. Hiding the worms is good because the fish can't see them, and the frogs use their sense of smell to find food and they are scavengers so they'll find the worms. If you have a little cave or hiding place your frog likes, I'd put the worms in there.

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
Herbicide is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Herbicide For This Useful Post:
KSASTER2 (03-10-2010)
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
im stuck >_< what would you do? lilalancarey Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 09-02-2009 10:39 PM
Possible tank crack shaggy42011 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 06-05-2009 09:02 AM
Crack in a 55 g, will silicone work? Ark Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 03-12-2009 03:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome