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    Can/should this be used on toads & tree frogs? I was going over my emergency care sheet and when reading this I wondered if this should be used on my toads & tree frogs monthly to help boost their systems. I know as humans we need pro-biotics in our system so why not the toads & frogs that are not aquatic. In-put please.

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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    Curious to see if someone has an answer to this!

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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    I just hope someone does.

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    Hi Gail:

    I highly recommend Lymnozyme for your amphibians. I've been using it for my clawed frogs for quite some time and haven't had any issues. Bacterial infections are very common and you need an edge in preventing them. It would work well for other frogs and toads.
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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    Thanks Terry. I understand this is great for the aquatic amphibians, but have you used this on tree frogs or toads? I just want to make sure I'm not messing up their systems before I try something new. And if you have, how often should this be done and what kind of dosage should be used.
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    Hi Gail:

    I highly recommend Lymnozyme for your amphibians. I've been using it for my clawed frogs for quite some time and haven't had any issues. Bacterial infections are very common and you need an edge in preventing them. It would work well for other frogs and toads.

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    Hi Gail:

    I should have thought about what I was going to say before I said it. Yes, Lymnozyme will work well for your frogs, but it wouldn't work very well for your pocketbook. It is very expensive and you wouldn't be using as much water as aquatic frog keepers do. A small 8-oz bottle is around $15 and it treats over 2,000 gallons of water (so you would be mixing 1 ml of Lymnozyme for 10 gallons of water). I don't think it would be practical for non-aquatic frog keepers.

    There are other pro-biotics for fish available on the market, but I cannot say that they will work for frogs. I am sorry for posting without thinking.

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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    I only have 2 frogs & 2 toads so even if this was a monthly $15 it would be well worth it to keep them healthy. I would just need to know how often, how long to soak & mixture ratio for this to be beneficial.
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    Hi Gail:

    I should have thought about what I was going to say before I said it. Yes, Lymnozyme will work well for your frogs, but it wouldn't work very well for your pocketbook. It is very expensive and you wouldn't be using as much water as aquatic frog keepers do. A small 8-oz bottle is around $15 and it treats over 2,000 gallons of water (so you would be mixing 1 ml of Lymnozyme for 10 gallons of water). I don't think it would be practical for non-aquatic frog keepers.

    There are other pro-biotics for fish available on the market, but I cannot say that they will work for frogs. I am sorry for posting without thinking.

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    Hi Gail:

    A bottle of Lymnozyme has a shelf life of 2 years. I would use 1ml per 10 gallons of water, use a syringe to measure. If you can find other frog kepers in your local area, you will be able to share some of the costs.
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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    Thanks for the info, my neighbor also has Grey Tree Frogs. Now just how often should I use this in their soaking dishes?

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    I make up my "frog water" in two 5-gallon jugs. I add Lymnozyme and Stress Coat. Since Lymnozyme is not a medication, you don't have to worry about you frogs spending too much time in the water dish I use it every time I change the water.

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    Terry, So for me that would be daily and I know they soak each day so they would get a dose of some sort. The NutriBAC, since it's ingested by dusting their food, means they would have to eat and my 2 toads don't eat everyday, their choice, not mine. My 2 frogs usually eat something each day so dusting would work for them. I guess now I just have to decide which way to go. You can get the NutriBAC through Carolina Pet Supply, Quality supplies for raising healthy reptiles I've ordered roaches & butter worms from them and had good service.

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    Gail:

    I didn't realize there was a U.S. distributor for NutriBAC, good to know and thanks! I would think that NutriBAC would be a better choice since it's cheaper in the long run and having a "dose" every day is not necessary. As long as your frogs eat there shouldn't be a problem.

    A probiotic along with good husbandry should keep your frogs healthy for many years.

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    Default Re: LymnoZyme for toads & tree frogs?

    The frogs do eat every day, it's the toads that do not. They use to eat until I thought they would pop, but not since the days have grown shorter (their tank light is on from 6 am to 9 pm) & cooler weather has moved in. My hope is the appetite will increase in the spring. I just keep going back and forth as to which one to use.

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