All About African Clawed Frogs

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Common Diseases



The most common diseases that the clawed frogs suffer from are ' Red Leg Disease' and 'Bloating Disease'.  Red leg is caused by Septicemia (Very Large Infection).  The infection is usually caused by several types of bacteria.  Symptoms include swollen red skin on legs and stomach and changes in skin colouration.  Open sores and eye sores may also occur. These will eventually causes death although it can be treated if caught early.  Tetracycline or Oxycyline can be used (100 Mg per Litre of water).
Bloating Disease is when liquid accumulates under and between the skin membranes.  This is caused by a bacterial infection and IS contagious.  This disease can be fatal but is treatable if caught early, Suffering frogs should immediately be separated from other frogs.  The early symptoms include loose skin on the thighs and food regurgitation.  Bloating disease is often referred to as Dropsy.  Anti-Internal Bacteria tropical fish treatment can be used.
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African Clawed Frogs can also become prey to several types of Fungus, especially in unclean tanks.  The fungus may appear as white cotton wool like or thin stringy material eminating from a wound or redened area of skin.
Fungus can be treated as long as there is not too much of it.
I suggest you try Anti-Fungal Tropical fish treatment or a product called Mar-Oxy which is sold in pet stores with fish supplies.

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