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Old 12-20-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Help! Sick African Clawed Frog

I have had African Clawed Frogs (regular, not dwarf) for about seven years. Recently one of my oldest frogs died after having a seizure. It had a lopsided stomach where one side was bulging out and the other side was very flat. I had separated this frog from the others to prevent them all from getting sick. Now one of my other frogs has developed this same stomach condition and I am worried that it may die as well. Does anyone know what causes this and how I can cure it? Thank you

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Can you get a picture? What size tank do you have it in and what are the parameters of the tank? What do you feed them and is there some bloating aside from the stomach bulge?
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It is a 10 gallon tank. No, there is no visible bloating other than the stomach.
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Try adding some epsom salts. Do a large water change 50% before hand. What is the temp of the tank?
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I have never officially measured the water temperature but this morning when I adjusted one of the filters I noticed that it felt unusually chilly.
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They don`t mind lower temps but there is a limit to how low they are comfortable in. I keep my frogs at about 70F.
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