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08-15-2012, 08:48 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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My african dwarf frog just 'vomited'?
Heya guys. So today I fed my ADF, Rita like any other day, but I noticed her belly was still sagging just a tad from yesterdays feeding. Regardless I put the food (Thawed bloodworms) in her tank and watched her eat. She managed to get most of it down, though towards the end she was having some difficulty swallowing but she never failed to down her food.
So about an hour and a half later, I look over and I see her doing what I could only describe as convulsing, and suddenly spewed some clearly partially digested worms from her belly. (They're all balled up). She still has a noticeable distended stomach and she seems to be moving around fine, but I'm still worried and have some questions.
1. Can dwarf frogs actually regurgitate? If not, then what the heck happened?
2. Should I remove the regurgitation from the tank or should wait and see if she decides to eat it?
3. Should I give her any special attention?
Edit: Welp, she's already eaten it down again so I guess question 2 isn't really applicable anymore.
08-15-2012, 10:28 AM #2
many fish regurgitate their food from time to time. larger catfish seem to be the worst. even tho it ate it back up, I would do a partial water change just to be safe. I'm sure there is still a good chance of it fouling up your water.Thar she blows!!!
08-16-2012, 03:45 AM #3
Sounds like she ate herself sick. An extended belly means she is full and doesn't need to eat until it goes down. Mine "vomits" all the time...that's how I know he's full, lol.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
08-16-2012, 07:55 PM #4
Feed Less :)
My ADF if over stuffing herself, will do just that. They should get a little bulge in the belly when they've had enough, not a distended belly! I've seen mine gorge until it looks like she swallowed a marble.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.