I moved Pebbles to the other tank and prayed for the best, but he didn't make it. Later that evening, he was gone.
I didn't know if it was the leg or an infection, so I cleaned out the emergency tank and tested the other tanks water.
When I came back from drying the tank, the tests were done, and at near fatal levels. I have no idea how they got that way in 4 days, but I immediately put tap water and instant dechlorinator into the emergency tank. I waited for 3 minutes and then pulled my last 2 frogs out and placed them into the tank. I hand washed (in gloves) each stone and decoration in near boiling water along with the tank- all separately. I put in a new filter after rinsing out the machine and the filter itself. I even rinsed off the heater.
I put everything back, used the instant dechlorinator, allowed the water to get to the right temperature, and even retested the water for it's ammonia and nitrite levels (they were ideal or near ideal). I used all of the water from the emergency tank when I replaced the frogs, and did it very slowly. They water looked clear, the frogs were active and seemed fine.
I fed them last night and something went wrong. The water is murky, the frogs are lethargic, and one of them seems to be shedding- only it's more so his skin is slouging off! He is meerly floating at the top but not "zen-style" More sickly, like Pebbles did right before he passed. He reacts when stimulated, which is a good sign, but I'm afraid to leave him and the other frog like this. The first one that I had to return did this, and the shop keeper said he probably had a fungus, but we shouldn't worry. I've cleaned the tank twice since then! What is going on???
I feed them crushed up sinking shrimp pellets. They were out of frozen bloodworms. I'm calling stores around the area right now to find some, but I'm panicing. I don't want to lose anymore, and I'm starting to feel like some sort of serial frog killer. I did months of research before I bought these little guys, and one thing after another has gone wrong.