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Hello Hello

I adopted an AFC today from a friend of mine. She owns a pet store, and she had a separated semi-adult albino ACF with a bad facial wound. She couldnt put him with the other frogs, for fear of him eating the smaller ones. The fish that he lived with apparently were biting him and being aggressive. I offered to take him, and named him Boston.

Boston has a good weight, he's active, and besides his face he looks great. I wanted to know what I can do to speed up the recovery process and make sure he heals. He is in a separate 5 gal tank (i have two more AFC's in a 20g long; one adult male and a juvie female. they get along great!). The tank has a small sponge/air bubbler filter, and I put some freshwater aquarium salt. The wound is right under his right eye, it goes back to where his mouth opens and closes, its only on the top of the mouth. Sorry if the pics are kinda crappy.

Im really hoping that Boston will be ok. I felt so terrible for him that I couldnt leave him, i had to take him home. I also hope that if he makes a full recovery I can introduce him to Goober and Pepper, the two other AFC's. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Also, the fish in the middle pic is a rosy red minnow. I get them sometimes as treats for the other frogs. Not sure if Boston would have wanted live food or pellets, so I put a couple of rosy reds with him. He hasnt eaten anything for me yet, but I dont blame him, the poor baby :C
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Repost this on "frog forum" or the face book group "African clawed frog appreciation society", they are specialist groups who will give you a faster and more accurate response. Rosy reds are not a good choice of food/treat, they contain thiamanise which can cause vit b deficiency, acf love earthworms.



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My son posted the link to this thread on the Facebook group for you :-)



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Thank you, sorry for posting in the wrong area. I got home late last night from working and I wanted to post somewhere... Feel bad for the little guy. :C



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