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Enzo 05-16-2007 01:30 AM

frogs + tank cycling
will aquatic frogs die from amonia nitrites or nitrates?

Lupin 05-16-2007 06:56 AM

Re: frogs + tank cycling

Originally Posted by Enzo
will aquatic frogs die from amonia nitrites or nitrates?

Very possible. Ammonia and nitrites are toxic to underwater creatures.

Captain Crab 05-16-2007 07:00 AM

i doubt it frogs dont breathe in the water.ive seen frogs live in filthy conditions.I think even tadpoles are safe.i know frog produce way too much ammonia to keep in a tank with fish.Frog POO is nasty

willow 05-16-2007 09:44 AM

i don't know about frogs............
however,would they still be affected,as i thought they
absorbed(sp) things through their skin,
and that's why thet are a good indicator,
of what's going on ?????????
like with the climate and stuff.
(sorry if i'm having a dumb moment. :lol: )

Captain Crab 05-16-2007 10:51 AM

frog can survive in nearly toxic water.ive seen it myself.they might grow 10 legs but they will live in pollution

lioness501 05-16-2007 12:11 PM

hahahahahahaha! thats funny! ive had a few fish die but my frog has never shown any illness atall, i would say they r pretty hardy

fish_4_all 05-16-2007 12:31 PM

Well most of what I have read about aquatic frogs says they are very secceptable to ammonia and nitrites. Being scaleless their skin will suffer burns from high ammonia and even though they do breath air they will take in water which can lead to ammonia and nitrites burning their lungs and causing internal harm.

I have also seen frogs that live in some pretty nasty conditions but most natural habitats don't have much if any ammonia or nitrites. Even the nasty drainage ditch at the end of my street does not test positive for ammonia nor nitrates and it was sitting stagnant for 3 weeks when we did the tests. My step son had to do it for a class project, you wouldn't believe the little critters living in the stuff which says that although filthy it is actually very clean of ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and other "bad" things otherwise the indicator species like nematodes and planaria wouldn't have been thriving nor likely alive.

lioness501 05-16-2007 12:57 PM

some good info there!

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