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    “Trouble in the Frog Enclosure”
    The following information will be very helpful if provided when requesting assistance with either your frog or enclosure. To help with your questions, please utilize the below list and post the information in the proper forum area to get advice from FF members that keep the same frog. This will allow for little confusion and a faster more informed response.


    1. Tank Size and volume of water in it (full, 1/2 filled, etc.)?

    2. Number of inhabitants including all frogs and any fish?

    3. Water source and any conditioner treatments?

    4. Water Temperature and how is it heated (if so)?

    5. Water chemistry levels: pH; Ammonia (NH3); Nitrites (NO2); Nitrates (NO3)? Note that if you do not have test kits, most aquariums/pet shops will do complimentary tests if you take a clean water sample.


    6. Describe any filter system including model and media?[/COLOR]

    7. Substrate type?

    8. Tank set-up (plants (live or artificial), driftwood, hide outs and other decor? - How were things prepared prior to being put into the tank?

    9. Main frog staple food and any treats? How often you feed?

    10. CA, vitamins, and any other additives used (how often)?


    11. Lighting set-up and hours it's used?

    12. When is the last time frog ate?

    13. Have you found poop lately?

    14. A picture would be helpful including frog and tank (any including cell phone pics are fine).

    15. Describe frog's symptoms and/or recent physical changes; to include it's ventral/belly area.

    16. How old is the frog?


    17. How long have you owned him/her?

    18. Is the frog wild caught or captive bred?

    19. Any medications in the water (treatment doses and for how long)?

    20. Any salt in water (how much)?

    21. Is the tank kept in a high or low traffic area?

    22. Describe tank maintenance to include water changes, cleaning, media changes, etc.).


    By Lynn(flybyferns), GrifTheGreat, and aquatic questions added by Carlos(Mentat)
    Last edited by Mentat; February 11th, 2014 at 03:36 PM.


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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Should 'sticky' this, would cut down on some guess work. I would add, question regarding water parameters (NH3/NO2/NO3) to this questionnaire because I would wager a lot of ACF/ADF deaths are a result of tanks high with ammonia/nitrite readings, thus causing the animal to stress and allow opportunistic infection to set in.

    High levels of nitrate due to lack of proper maintenance causing stress/infection is probably right up there too.

    Also, "does your tank have a proper lid to prevent escape" is another good once. Many frogs are lost due to escape and dehydration.

    I'm sure there's some other good questions for this as well.
    Last edited by mpmistr; May 21st, 2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: more stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    Should 'sticky' this, would cut down on some guess work. I would add, question regarding water parameters (NH3/NO2/NO3) to this questionnaire because I would wager a lot of ACF/ADF deaths are a result of tanks high with ammonia/nitrite readings, thus causing the animal to stress and allow opportunistic infection to set in.

    High levels of nitrate due to lack of proper maintenance causing stress/infection is probably right up there too.

    Also, "does your tank have a proper lid to prevent escape" is another good once. Many frogs are lost due to escape and dehydration.

    I'm sure there's some other good questions for this as well.
    Create the questions and I will add it to the thread. I don't keep any full aquatic species so someone who does should come up with the questions.


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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Ok so Carlos and Michael you two come up with the questions that need to be included for these particular species and I will add them in.
    Thank you!


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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    There are also some questions that could be removed as they do not pertain and/or could be combined with others.

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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Perhaps we should sticky a care sheet as well to the forum. I believe Terry wrote one a while back?

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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by GrifTheGreat View Post
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    5. Water pH?...
    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    ....I would add, question regarding water parameters (NH3/NO2/NO3) to this questionnaire ...

    Added, thank you !

    Also, "does your tank have a proper lid to prevent escape" is another good once. Many frogs are lost due to escape and dehydration.

    This is good information, but belongs more to a care article than in the questionnaire. Went ahead and posted the info for Sandy at her care article proposal: http://www.frogforum.net/care-sheet-...tml#post179846.
    Quote Originally Posted by rodsboys View Post
    There are also some questions that could be removed as they do not pertain and/or could be combined with others.

    Hello Tony! Would help if you specify which questions should be removed and/or combined and provide reasoning for it. Thank you !
    Colleen/Jerrod: Please modify question number 5 as follows (edit as needed ):

    5. Water chemistry levels: pH; Ammonia (NH3); Nitrites (NO2); Nitrates (NO3)? Note that if you do not have test kits, most aquariums/pet shops will do complimentary tests if you take a clean water sample.
    Last edited by GrifTheGreat; May 23rd, 2013 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Add URL.
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Question 5 is modified.


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    Default Re: Trouble in the Enclosure

    Everyone please post your answers within your own threads and not here.

    Thank you

    Jerrod


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