Already many years ago that I not saw so many frogs as I have seen this year in the myusual spots!
But no frog spawns ... But in my case (PORTUGAL) I noticed a lack of females ... And maybe that's the cause ... in my few scapes this year I have already caught almost 10 frogs with my hands and I have seen more than 30, that in very restricted area without having to search for them. But these 30 frogs, more than 20 were male , the other 10 were doubtful , but in my opinion the majority were males too. Same on newts, but less obvious...
Maybe it's the global warming consequences , usually on reptiles, the temperature have
influence with the differentiation of sex ...
will be nice if we can colect more info around the world!
Traveled today to my best stream.
Found the first female of the year
The water is full of frog tadpoles but found no more forgs... and almost no newts too. The stream is starting to dry now, hot days are coming.
Stay with the pic of the female. Not a great pic, but for sure a great female!
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Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.