Sick African Clawed Frog - Fungus?
My Albino ACF seems to have some sort of white cotton-like fungus growing near it's mouth. I have had ACFs for years, and I've never had a problem with fungus or anything. I am worried it will spread to my other ACF, and unfortunately I am unable to get some sort of anti-fungus for my frog. Are their alternatives? She refuses to eat, and since I can not get anti-fungus I am desperate to find some alternative to help her. I don't want to have to humanely euthanize her - but if that is my only choice...
- ParachromisLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
In the absence of any anti-fungals (get Pimafix if possible... also Kordon Rid-Fungus is good) try aquarium salt.
Not sure of the dosage for ACF... but fish are usually dosed at 1 tblsp per 10g by tank volume.
Clean water with good quality is also good at keeping fungus down as is higher temperatures.
I'd try a water change,adding the salt,and upping the temp to around 80-82F before giving up on the frog.
- haiderLv 43 years ago
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