Title: Floating Frog
Description: aquatic frog that floats
kayla - April 1, 2009 08:22 PM (GMT)
so i got 2 aquatic frog the other day and one seems perfectly happy, swimming around and hiding in the rocks. the other one has been floating and the surface. but he isnt dead... he moves, and recently he has been seen at the bottom but everytime i see him hes floating around. another friend of mine, who has had this type of frog before, looked at it and she thought it was dead, so im thinking its not entirly normal for african dwarf frogs to float... so wats goin on? does he have gas or somethin? should i be concerned??? :huh:
Robyn - April 1, 2009 11:12 PM (GMT)
Oh, so it's an African dwarf frog. They will sometimes float especially adult males. They can become bloated but would be obviously enlarged if that were the case. Have you checked you water quality - pH, hardness, ammonia, nitrite, etc. to be sure they are in a good range?
kENNY - April 8, 2009 03:17 AM (GMT)
In addition to Robyn's post,
Dip Stick test kits can be bought for very low prices (10$ for a bunch of tests).
Does he look bad? Bloated? "Furry"? Anything?
Maybe he just doesn't like his new friend and wants to hide out of sight!
guy35 - May 17, 2009 03:27 AM (GMT)
a lot of people get worried about this kind of thing ADFs do, but they have been known to do this kind of stuff for hours. it is called the "zen position". if you seriously think the frog is dead, tap the glass lightly and if it doesn't move, something is probably wrong. they are lazy that way so dont be worried!
Jayesh - May 17, 2009 11:51 AM (GMT)
My ADFs do that all the time, from what I've heard ACFs also regularly do that so it is perfectly normal.