Originally Posted by djembekah
ugh Frogger is not moving much today. I'm concerned about his food intake. :/ i guess he needs to be target fed, so i'll try bloodworms soon.
and i'm floating him in the community tank. I dont hvae a heater for Zeddie yet, because the tank was like 75 degrees for weeks, but its suddenly cooling down.
Bekah. . .I'm confused!!! You're floating the FROG
in the community tank? Or the Betta?! If you are floating the frog, don't! That's going to stress him out, and he CERTAINTY won't eat that way - plus, they jump, and they have really sensitive skin, so a lot of catching and moving and touching can be really bad for them! The frog should be okay if the temps stay in the lower 70's, they're cold blooded, so the cooler temperatures will cause them to be less active (and possibly eat less) I want to say that 72ish is the low end of their range, of course 75-80 is better. But they do NOT do well to quickly shifting temperatures at all. If it is at all possible, get the poor little dude a heater, like right now! Winter is coming!
And I don't remember what you were feeding him, but mine don't take the pellets at all, ever. So getting the wet-frozen bloodworm is a fantastic idea. I've never seen a frog refuse bloodworm! I had good luck feeding my frog by hand when he lived in community. It took a day or two for her to get used to it, but she did great. I've also had good luck using an oral syringe, and a lot of people use turkey basters to target feed, because it lets them get the food to the frog without putting their hands in the water.
Good luck! Please let me know how he's doing - you really ARE having a tough tank week *hugs*