Hello fellow forum members. I am new to this forum so I am still finding my way around. I have a lot to say and explain so I apologize in advance for such a long post but I really need help.
I have been having some issues with my African Dwarf Frog. I noticed about four or five days ago that my frog had been hanging out at the surface of the water. I do know that he is an African Dwarf Frog not a African Clawed Frog. I did some research on why he might be hanging out at the surface and I read that it could be due to poor water quality, so I did a water change two days later. I sometimes check on him to make sure is is alive by gently touching him with my fish net (not with the net side). He moves but just barely. He usually remains there for a period of time between three and five minutes, sometimes longer. I also have noticed that when he is up there he will grip the top of the heater as if holding on for dear life. He also does this with the filtration system. I think he is also attacking my Golden Mystery Snail and may be eating his tentacle thingys. I have read advice on how to ensure he is being properly fed, so I know I will be doing that. I have a ten gallon tank with three plastic plants and some gravel but that is it. I am working on getting another cave to put in the tank (my last one was chipping and coming apart so I took it out). I have a golden mystery snail and two neon tetras. I plan on getting some live plants and three more tetras. I do not have a test kit so I cannot tell you what my Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite and pH are.
What might be causing him to act in such a way? Do you have any advice for me to take better care of him? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
Again I am sorry for the long post but I do not want my poor frog to die.
My ghost shrimp died about a week ago so I don't want my frog to die too.