Thread: Really fat African Dwarf Frog
03-21-2014, 01:14 AM #1
Really fat African Dwarf Frog
I have 4 African Dwarf Frogs but for a while now one has been really fat compared to the rest. It has been larger looking for months and although it has previously been eating normally and swimming around I wanted to get it checked now as im sure its getting bigger.
Pics (dont mind the messy substrate, water change is due tomorrow):
I feed them every other day with bloodworms.
Also its not really noticeable in the pics but at its rear above its bum there is a small lump under its skin the looks like bone or something pressing against it. I dont think the others have this.
03-21-2014, 01:33 AM #2
oh wow. could it maybe be gender differences(gravid vs not gravid, etc)?
03-21-2014, 05:33 AM #3
I don't know anything about frogs but found this very interesting so i googled and it looks a lot like the photo of the frog with dropsy?
If you scroll down to dropsy, the first photo. http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/sick.html
Like i said i have no idea but to me it looks similar. There's something else called bloating but it's described as the frog looking like an inflated rubber glove. Yje entire body is swollen.