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Old 07-10-2020, 03:21 AM
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Default Tadpole with bloat

I’ve had this one tadpole a very long time. His brother went into full frog about 3 weeks ago and he still has yet to start even growing legs. He started out so so small. You could barely see him opposed to the others. He finally started growing but his belly is like a balloon. He doesn’t float at all. I really don’t think it’s air. I gently touched him and it was so hard. I think it’s liquid. I’ve read about Epsom salt and I put about 1 tbsp in 1 gallon of water and put him in the 10 min bath. Didn’t really seem to do much. The tank he’s in now has maybe a small pinch of the salt I put in. I feel bad. I want his belly to go down so he can morph and join his brother. Not sure if I can try other things besides Epsom salt unless I’m not using enough? Just figured it was better to use too little than too much. Thank you
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:44 AM
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Default Re: Tadpole with bloat

A few people have posted having success curing bloat by completely discontinuing feeding, and doing daily water changes with just pure water.
The condition is thought to be caused by an excess of food, decomposing in ever fouling water.
Feeding can resume only after the bloat is fully healed.
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