Floating frog

My brothers frog is an African dwarf frog so he is fully aquatic. He’s currently in a ten gallon that’s fully cycled. The new baby frog is just sitting at the top of the tank legs wide apart and is flipping upside down really easily. I know this is not normal because I have two healthy African dwarf frogs of my own. The frog I am worried about is constantly at the top of my tank yet he is not bloated.
How I can treat the frog to make him healthy again.





Dr. Deliman


Care, Common Problems

Thank you for using our service. It sounds like your amphibian is having some difficulty swimming and may be experiencing buoyancy issues. This could potentially be due to a variety of factors, such as an underlying health condition or an imbalance in the water quality of the tank.

One thing you can try before seeking veterinary care is to check the water quality in the tank and ensure that it is within the proper range for African dwarf frogs. This includes testing the pH, temperature, and ammonia levels and making any necessary adjustments. You should also ensure that the frog has a varied diet that includes a mix of protein sources, such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small pellets.

If these measures do not improve the frog's condition, it may be necessary to take the amphibian to a veterinarian who can examine it and provide more specific treatment recommendations. In the meantime, you can try gently supporting the frog's body while it is floating to help it maintain a more upright position.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.

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