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    I've had two ADFs for about 8 months now. I've been under the impression that I have a male and female based on what I've read and seen (one is darker and thinner looking with white spots under his arms and the other is lighter, flatter and more round without the spots). About 2.5-3 weeks ago I noticed a lump on the female's back. No lesion or wound on the skin, just a hard lump under the skin. There are now 3 lumps and they seem to move in correlation with her legs when she swims around. She's still eating and very active. For lack of a better description, they look like bones that didn't have enough room so they snapped and created these hard, pointy lumps under her skin. They live in a 20 gal long, planted, heated, filtered and are fed a variety of frozen foods (blood worms, brine shrimp, etc) Water parameters are good and visually there are no problems other than the lumps. The gravel is too large to eat and I don't think this is something stuck internally as I assume she would've stopped eating a while ago if nothing was passing through. Any ideas?

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    Hello ohbry

    I have some adfs myself and really I never saw something like this before, if you frog eats and acts normal, that's a good sign! How is she doing?

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    Unfortunately, all animals, like humans, can develop tumors/cysts. But to rule out any other underlying issues please fill out the questions below to give us a better understanding of your ADFs environment.

    “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.).
    72 Gallon Bow - ACF and GF tank.
    26 Gallon Bow - ACF tank.

    20 Gallon Long - ACF tank.

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