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Lindsey88 01-04-2008 11:04 PM

New african dwarf frog sick
I just got a ADF from petsmart and right now he looks like he is dying. I had to make an unexpected stop so he stayed in the bag for a long time. He might have gotten chilled. When I got home he was flipped on his back. I thought he was dead but when I touched him he irratically swam. I put him in a betta cup with about 1 inch of water because he doesn't seem to have the strength to swim to the top for air. He will still flip on his back every once in a while but now he is moving a little more. Is there anything else I could do?

It'sJames 01-05-2008 12:20 AM

Aww... poor froggy. ADFs from Petsmart are never very healthy... I try to bye mine elsewhere whenever possible. It was a good idea to put him in shallow water, but make sure you keep it warm enough. Keep the water very clean, and offer some easy to eat foods.

Lindsey88 01-05-2008 12:36 AM

Thanks. I've actually sat the cup on top of the hood of my tank and that is keeping the water warm. I'm thinking of putting him in a tupperware container (also with shallow water) so he will have more room. I'm hoping he makes it through the night. I figured I would have good luck getting another one since my other one also came from petsmart and it is very healthy.

herefishy 01-05-2008 12:45 AM

If you can warm him up it might help. A plastic breeder bos in a heated tank would be a way to warm him up.

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