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  1. Default Dwarf Water Frog Shedding


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    Last night, I noticed one of my frogs was shedding. Pretty normal, happens regularly, no biggie. However, today I noticed he's still shedding. It doesn't seem to be bothering him, he's eating and conducting his business around the tank as normal, but I was under the impression the shedding process is a relatively quick process, based on my experience with these guys over the last year or so and what I've read online.

    Any thoughts? Am I just being paranoid?
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

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    I've never owned African dwarf frogs and my experience is mostly from caring for them at the pet store where I work, but I've owned their close cousin, the African clawed frog, and can tell you that whenever he shed his skin it was quick enough that I never noticed it happening. Maybe make sure the temp is warm enough, there are no factors stressing him, and he's getting enough food. Healthy frogs in my experience are quick to shed. Hope he gets out of his skin quickly for you!

    "And when your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming, boy; when you stop dreaming it's time to die"
    - Shannon Hoon

    29g dismantled and downsized to 10g for college
    black tetras, raphael catfish, kuhli loaches and glofish

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    Out of all the times my dwarf frog has shed, I've only seen him do it maybe twice. They are pretty quick at it once it has started to come off. He may just be lazy and doesn't feel like rubbing it off lol. I wouldn't worry about it too much, he should hopefully have it off within the next couple of days. It would only really be a problem if he gets to his next shed and some of this one is still on. Once they start building up layers of stuck shed is where the problems come in. It can start cutting circulation to any of the parts where it's stuck and after awhile any of his extremities that are affected by it may fall off. I'd just keep an eye on him to make sure he gets it off; you may have to help him get it off if it takes him too long.

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    Water temp floats between 75 and 77 in my tank depending on time of day and what have you, I'm reasonably sure it's not tank conditions. Everyone else, including the other two frogs, are fine. I figure he's just being lazy, the frogs have never especially struck me as ambitious amphibians. I'll keep an eye, though.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

  5. #5

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    One of mine got his skin stuck on one of his legs. Took about three days before I saw him eating it off of his leg. Was fine after that, though he did get 5 shades darker.
    Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?

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    I have noticed he's getting darker. I thought I read somewhere they get darker as they age to a certain extent. He's the small male and I think is frustrated the two ladies have been ignoring him.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

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    I had mine for about a year and never once saw mine shed :/ So it must had been quick.

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