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Swollen Frog ?

Hey guys,
Im new to the dart frog scene and have taken this hobby on in place of my extremely sucessful (and expensive) reef tank hobby. I figured if i can grow coral and rare fish I should be comfortable with dart frogs. However, I have run into a recent problem with my first dart frogs. I purchased them a few days ago from the Herpetology lab here at Bowling Green State University and have noticed one of them is swollen looking. Its body looks as if its a balloon almost.
1. what can i do!!!
2. What caused this
3. Is this normal behavior since they may be stressed due to the new environment?

also they are very small...roughly the size of a quarter i would say...

Hi Nathan,
My brother is a vet and can be contacted through the website.
Good luck.

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.

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Often frogs with this problem have kidney or liver problems. They either have a problem with keeping fluid were it belongs (in their veins and arteries) or cannot excrete urine appropriately. Do you know the age of the frog?


well the frogs are maybe a couple months old. however the problem seems to be taking care of itself and the frog has returned back to normal. hopefully everything stays fine from here on out

I wonder if it could have been some kind of allergic reaction? Guess you will never know.


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