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Old 01-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Frog bloated and floating on top of tank

In an other thread (my first post) I mentioned having problems feeding my two African Dwarf frogs.

Tonight I found the smaller one (presumably male) floating at top of the tank (very rarely ventures 'up top' except for gulps of air) - his belly is huge and I thought him dead as the Platy's kept biting him. Only thing I could think of was put him back in the filter where I kept finding him previously. Half hour later he is moving slightly and staying at the bottom, so still alive - but for how long?

Any ideas what it is, what I can do, and will he survive? Is it purely a case of overfeeding? I did notice the buddha bellies this morning so haven't fed them today, good job as there might have been an explosion!

Please advise. Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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Well I know for Malawi Cichlids there is a thing called Malawi bloat, where they can bloat up like that from overfeeding, too much protein, and stress, and they often die.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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A had an African clawed do that, and he died about a week later. Frogs are susceptible to a vast number of things that do not plague the rest of the vertebrate world.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:07 AM   #4
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There is a mod at the following site named FrogLover. I don't know him well, but with a name like that he should be able to help you.

http://theaquarium.animal-world.com
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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i have 3 dwarf frogs in my one of my tanks, they seem to do this from time to time, i would not be to worried unless their up there for 2 or more days, hope this helped

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:31 PM   #6
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it sounds like it could be Dropsy... frogs can get it quite easily.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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yea looks like it from the pic
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