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lestat4823
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# Posted: 6 Feb 2012 03:20


I've kept green frogs as pets for since 2004, during the warm months I move them outdoors into my small pond, but I must bring them back inside because my pond is to shallow and freezes to the bottom. Last year they spawned 3 times and I've been trying to keep the tadpoles alive through the winter. Gradually about 10 percent began to develop "kinked" tails. I've been feeding them algae wafers and some tadpole pellets and have been changing 1/3 of the water everyday (there are alot and its the only way to keep the ammonia down) Its also an under gravel filter system. Does anyone have advice on what may be causing this deformity? Will this cause the taddies to have deformed legs ?

Amiee
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# Posted: 12 Feb 2012 13:53


Kinked tails are twisted spines.... You said you take the frogs out then bring them back in so is it just the pair you have or the babies you raised if your breeding the babies there's your answer...


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 12 Feb 2012 16:20


The large clutches that amphibs. produce take into account that they all will not survive. With that many there is increased odds that some will be deformed, whether it is genetic, nutritional, temperature, or water condition related we really don't know. I would accept those small losses if I were you and consider yourelf doing well if most of the clutch is otherwise good.As far as breeding siblings or kinked to kinked there is no greater chance to produce kinked offspring than by non related pairings as long as it is not a genetic flaw, Bill

Mercedesherp
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2012 02:15


Vitamin " B " , deficiencies , or , metabolic absorbtion of these, are considered by many culturists to be related to this. I agree with what Bill
has said.


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lestat4823
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2012 04:45


Thanks everyone for your answers, these are non related pairs (2 males 2 females) I've begun to add liquid b complex vitamins a few weeks ago and the tail kinking seems to have stopped, although I think a reversal of the symptoms is a long shot, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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