|# Posted: 22 Dec 2010 05:03
Okay So I have had Frog Dog (WTF) for about 10 months now. He is full grown at about 3.5 inches long.
For Christmas I bought him a friend. He is only about 2 inches long. I didnt think that size difference would be a problem but on the first day Frog Dog tried to attack the little frog (which we have yet to name). The little one OBVIOUSLY cant fit into frog dogs mouth and I think after 3 tries he realized.
The problem. The little one is so scared. He Hides constantly, which i know is normal among frogs, but frog dog doesnt burrow like the new one. he will just hang out behind a leaf or something. This new one even at night will hide. Well 24 hours in and Frog dog who use to smile constantly just looks angry.
I somewhat regret getting the 2nd frog (although I already love him) but it seems they are un happy. Is the personality change in frog dog normal and will it go back to how it was?
And you know those spots that WTFs get? Frog dog has never had one, but now all of a sudden (with in the last 24 hours) has one on his back about the size of "sharpee blot" that has bled on paper but it isnt flat, its raised is this normal?
Please help. The guy at petco assured me that the size difference wouldnt be a problem and that they would cohabitate nicely, but my heart is just breaking watching the two of them..
|# Posted: 22 Dec 2010 15:07
you're right, it wasn't a good idea to get a second. but all i can think of is to keep them in the same tank and feed them together and keep them together as much as possible because then they'lll get used to each other, but if you're worried about that, i would advise you to get a tank seperater, so each frog would have half of the tank to its self. Get one that is clear because the frogs will get used to seeing each other and then eventually tank it out, and if the frogs notice, they'll probably won't care.
i know this isn't 100% accurate, but hey, it works.
~the girl with so many FBT questions . . . . remember me?
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|# Posted: 22 Dec 2010 16:12
Leave them together?
Did you quarantine the new frog? It won't make a lick of difference now, because if the new frog is sick then the old frog has already caught it, but separate them right away!
Let the new frog grow up before placing them back together, the stress could very well kill both your frogs.
Get yourself something to place the new frog in. Perhaps even place your old frog into a sterilized hospitale tank, because lesions are not normal. See a vet if the option is there. Post a picture for those who are more adept with this stuff to comment on.
Sorry about your situation.
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|# Posted: 24 Dec 2010 21:40
well i think i was jumping to conclusions about the growth. its gone now but what ever was on him was not coming off. andhe doesnt have anything in the tank that looks like that.
as far as their behavior.... my big one still pays no attention to the little one. and the little one wont come out of hiding but he has started talking and frog dog has started talking again so maybe all will be fine.