Spots on Whites Tree Frog

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Hi all!
I recently took in a WTF, 3 year old female, and have noticed these spots coming and going in various areas on her body. She had some when I first got her and, when she turns green they aren't visible, but they seem to be multiplying. I thought that they were a coloration that was coming and going due to her mood and such however, I have had a couple people suggest that it may be fungus. The spots are bright green and smooth. They aren't fuzzy or raised. While she hasn't eaten in a few days she did take down a couple of hornworms without issue last week.

I have been keeping her in an Exoterra 18x18x24. Basking temp was set on a thermostat for 82 degrees during the day and then drops to room temp over night. Humidity ranges between 35-60% depending on the misting cycle. The unit is misted twice a day - once at 9pm and again at 7am. There is a small computer fan running for airflow. The unit is bio-active with live plants. Her water dish is changed daily with tap water that is dechlorinated using Reptisafe. Feeders are gutloaded and dusted with Repashy Calcium Plus . Lights and heat are on a 12 hour cycle.

Here are some photos for reference. These have been taken over the last 2 weeks, since coming into my care. You can see how the numbers come and go.

I have moved her into a sterile unit with temps at 84 degrees and humidity stable at 30%. I have been giving her a soak in diluted Melafix as suggested by those who think she has a fungus.

I would like to know what everyone thinks about the spots and treatment. It has been suggested that the spots may simply be her coloration changes.
 

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Hello there!
I have a 6 year old whites tree frog and I took her to a vet when I first got her for the same thing. The vet told me it was just a natural change in her colors and nothing to worry about. She used to get them frequently and they would go away after a while, now that shes older she doesnt get them so much anymore, but I still see them once in a while. If they are a type of fungal or bacterial infection they havent affected her health or appetite all this time. I am by no means an expert and the vet I took her to takes care of "exotics" but not reptiles and amphibians specifically. I would wait and see if somebody with more experience comments for a second opinion. It would be nice to know if maybe I should be doing something more for mine or not too.
 

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I could be wrong, but I think that's natural, I've seen a lot of photos with White's tree-frogs with similar colors, and it seems to be something that can come and go when they change color, similar to how some American green tree-frogs I've seen that have yellow flecks on them :happy:
 
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