Another problem with one of the tadpoles
I'm starting to think that the frogs that laid the eggs I took care of don't have the best of genetics!
Some of you will remember that I'm down to 4 now, because one got dropsy I'm thinking from some kind of organ failure, and passed last weekend.
Now out of the 4 I have left, One is already a frog, two are getting there, one is a little behind the rest but still getting there.
The problem is though - one seems to have deformed front arms. Instead of going out to the side like the other 3, she/he carries his/her arms downward and I've never seen it move them. They look kind of twisted too, and really small. If you look at it from the top, it looks like he doesn't have front arms! I don't think it's in pain or that it broke them, they just grew in like that.
Now I don't know what to do with this little froggie. Right now it's still absorbing it's tail so I don't have to feed it - but once it's tail is gone, it will need to eat. Since ACF often use their front legs to push their food into their mouths, I don't know if he will still be able to get enough food or not.
It looks like next weekend, I'll be bringing the healthy 3 frogs to my brother - he has a 55 gal all set up for them. I'll have to keep the deformed little one because I don't want to give him to my brother and then have him die on him right away or something. Plus, I think if I just keep that one I might be able to get him/her to eat better. Who knows. I'm kind of hopeing that as he grows more his legs get more normal - at least a little.
Any advice? Do you think he'll have problems eating? - that's what I'm the most worried about.
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