Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Welcome to Paw-Talk!
First off, Melafix is not a medication and shouldn't be treated as such. It helps wounds heal but won't treat an infection like you described.
My advice would be to get your water tested asap (pet stores will usually do it for free if you bring in a water sample). Also, do daily water changes until you can get a larger tank.
My guess is that you're experiencing ammonia spikes and other water quality problems since the tank wasn't cycled before stocking (a tank needs to be specially prepared before adding animals--a part that pet stores love to leave out) and is over-stocked to begin with. When the water quality is poor, any animals are going to be stressed out and prone to illness in general.
If you can, get something called Tetra Safe Start (previously sold as Bio-Spira) for the new tank. That'll speed up the cycle and hopefully prevent any more spikes. If you can't get that, just keep doing partial water changes.
Oh, and I'd recommend conditioning the water with Prime. It's great for new tanks because it gets rid of or neutralizes ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, chlorine, cholormines, heavy metals, etc.
Are the white spots fuzzy or slimy? You could try a really, really small dose of Binox (made by Jungle). It's a strong medication that covers a lot of things. Unfortunately, there aren't many meds out there for frogs (and since they absorb everything through their skin, you have to be super careful).
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.