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bearwithfish 03-29-2010 07:53 AM

ACF questions
not sure if this is the right spot or not but i have recently acquired an African clawed frog and the poor thing has what i believe to be bloat.
now i looked it up and i am certain that the frog is not well it looks like a balloon with eyes. the previous owner had it in a small (3 gallon) tank with no filtration and did not even dechlorinate the water (kind of surprised me as they seem very knowledgeable regarding fish and many other animals. so this is what we have done to this moment.
1st took an established 10gallon tank and set it up for her (more space and better temp regulation)
2nd made sure that the clean water was treated properly
3rd began to treat with melofex (spelling may be wrong)
as of day two of the treatment the frog is way more active and appears to be getting a little smaller so i think we are on the right path. i guess i am asking if there is any more we can do or if we should just continue with the origonal plan (treat for 7 days then 50% W/C then just maintain the tank as we know it should be)... any advice would be appreciated thank you all....

bearwithfish 03-31-2010 07:34 AM

hmmmmm i take it no one has African Clawed Frogs??? well an update any way for those who may in the future run into this issue.
as of day 4 of treatment the Frogs skin is starting to get wrinkled again which is a good sign because she does not look like a stretched tight balloon now. her level of activity has increased greatly and her general color appears more vibrant and healthy..
treatment continues and i will update again in a few days with what we do and the results.

iamntbatman 04-01-2010 04:12 AM

Keep us posted! My aunt has some of these but I don't think she really knows what she's doing with them, otherwise I'd ask her for some advice. I've never kept them myself so I can't help you out, sorry!

bearwithfish 04-01-2010 06:59 AM

no big deal i figure that at least i can share my experience and that in it self may help others..
so treatment continues...
she was very active last night and due to a little research stating that the condition could have come from blood worms in her diet we have eliminated them from the mix.
as some of you know i have a thriving Guppy population and it turns out she truly enjoys them a great deal... as i don't want to exhaust the source they will only be for a treat or if i have one that is deformed or injured
other wise she eats krill and various pellet foods also

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