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as my dart frog got health problems

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dp1951    4

hi there as my dyeing dart frog got a health problem
it is sitting in the water dish almost all day
it is not eating anything at the moment or moving around a lot
it is around two years old male as are the other frog in with him
and up to the last few days it was eating and moving around ok
also the other frog that are in the vivarium with him are all ok

its in a 90x45x45cm fully planted exo-terra terrarium

day time temp 22-24c night time temp 19-20c

many thanks if you could give me any help you can on this mater

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jone5    55

It's probably a good idea to separate/quarantine that particular frog.

Do you know of any vets that are experienced with amphibians in your area?

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dp1951    4

i got three vets in my area but not one for amphibians

will go to my local retile shop the week end and see if they know what is wrong

thanks for reply

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Boxofrogs    93

Could be bacterial type problem this is normally caused by stress/malnourishment. You can buy topical worming stuff online that you dab directly onto frog in case it’s parasites but doubt it or something called bactifed I think? You can get it from dart frog probably elsewhere online. I’d separate. If you dissolve one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of sugar in a litre of (frog friendly) water at room temp then bath him in it in a shallow dish may boost him? It’s been suggested to me before but never got chance to try so can vouch for it. 

Good luck 

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dp1951    4

since he has been in a vivarium on his own he as been moving about a bit more

and started to eat some fruit flies

so hopefully he is making good improvement and getting back to how he was

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