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  1. #1

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    Hi! I bought my two ADFs about a month and a half ago and now their legs are red on the inside and one of them keeps hanging out at the surface. he can go to the bottom and stay there, but then he swims back up and floats. I do weekly water changes (20%) and have no idea what it could be D: they live with one betta in a 10 gallon. I read it could be a bacterial infection? What should I do ?!

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    Do you know your water parameters(ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH?

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    + to madagascariensis
    we need to know your parems to help
    if you don't have a water test kit, go ahead and do a huge water change - like 50 - 75% - asap just in case your adfs are suffering from ammonia or nitrite or nitrate poisoning. how long has the tank been running? did you cycle it? a 20% weekly water change is not really large enough for a 10 gallon tank with a betta and 2 frogs.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Do check your water parameters, but I do believe you are dealing with the dread "Red Leg Disease". This is a common and awful ailment in frogs. I have never actually seen a case, but heard of it, and it is pretty pervasive in the ADF stock. Here is a link with a general synopsis of the disease with some recommendations.

    http://www.xenopus.com/disease.htm
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    Yes, the tank was cycled. It's been running for almost a year. I'm going to go buy a test right now because I ran out ): I looked at the link you sent me as well, it doesn't look like that red leg disease. I'll try to get a picture of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaustin15 View Post
    Yes, the tank was cycled. It's been running for almost a year. I'm going to go buy a test right now because I ran out ): I looked at the link you sent me as well, it doesn't look like that red leg disease. I'll try to get a picture of it
    I'd make a water change asap, even before you get the test kit. and get an API liquid master test kit. Strips are highly inaccurate.
    good luck
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    okay, I got the API master test kit. but i didnt change the water before i left (i was already on my way). the parameters are really weird... I'm wondering whats up with my tank since its been established for so long...


    pH: 6.0-6.4 (it was kind of an in between color)
    Ammonia: .25ppm
    Nitrite: 0 ppm
    Nitrate:0ppm

    the only reason i can think of why it would be so messed up is a few weeks ago i added gravel substrate to the sand that i already had in there. i also added two pieces of driftwood (took out the old fake driftwood ornament) and some live plants. the pH ive had issues with for the past few months. i always have to put crushed coral in it /: ive heard that tanks can acidify over time? its literally like my biological filter just crashed ): would the weird parameters have to do with his weird red legs? i havent seen him floating at the surface today,

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    ive heard of people using pimafix and melafix for redness on the legs of ADF. Any opinions on this?

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    Ammonia will indeed cause red lesions on ADF. By your readings it looks like the you lost the cycle. I would do a water change, and add a little more crushed coral to slowly raise the Ph up. Its possible if its swinging by 6, the cycle is stalled. At an acidic Ph the beneficial bacteria can stall out.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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