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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy African Dwarf Frog

Last night i was devistated to find my African Dwarf Frog's foot stuck in the bottom of the filter. When I finally freed him I saw that his foot might be broken, he can't move it, and it's stopping him from swimming. All day he has been flipping onto his back unable to flip himself upright. I took him out of the tank and put him into his own seperate bowl, but he isnt moving much


Should I try and kill him, stop the pain now?
and if so how is a humane way to do so?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 07:55 PM
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If I where you, I would just give it a chance to heal first. Hes probably not moving because it hurts... Just make sure he is able to easily get food and that his water quality is good, and he may get better! (:



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I would do as Jess suggests. Just make sure he is eating. If he is there is a good chance he will pull through.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 02:14 PM
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Just keep the water level low (so he can easily come up for air when needed), offer hiding places, and do plenty of water changes. He might just heal on his own, don't give up yet .




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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 12:05 AM
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If he is just floating around though and every now and then kicking to try and stay upright he probably won't make it. I have seen some amazing pull-throughs though, good luck

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I hope he gets better soon
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