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Hi All,

Need help from the dendro community
I had this 2 y/o frog that seems awfully round compared to the other tank mate.
Can anyone please help to identify?

Currently im keeping it in quarantine with just wet paper towel.
its the 3rd day in quaratine, no signs of decrease on "roundness"of body.
Plus, its making this "static" or clipping sound when its i would guess breathing

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To help us give advice, please answer all these questions as best you can (cut and paste -- please don't quote because that makes it hard to read the responses):

1. What species ? How long have you had the frog(s) and where did you acquire them ?

2. What are your temperatures (day and night - highs and lows) and how do you measure those temperatures? Does the vivarium have any supplemental heating, and if so, what type?

3. What lighting is on the enclosure (brand, type, wattage) and does the lighting add heat to the vivarium?

4. What is the Humidity like (percentage or guesstimate)? What type of water are you using? What is your misting procedure (automated or hand mister, how long and how often)?

5. Describe your tank/enclosure and its lid or top, and give details about the ventilation (how many vents, where are they positioned, how large are they).

6. What kind of food are you providing, how much and are you dusting it? What superfine powdered supplements (brand and exact product name) are you using and are they fresh (i.e. how long has the container been open, and how is it stored)?

7. Any other animals in the enclosure currently or recently? Tankmates / other frogs ?

8. Any type of behavior you would consider 'odd' ?

9. Have you handled or touched the frogs recently ? Any cleansers, paint, perfumes, bug sprays etc near the tank ?

10. Take pictures of EVERYTHING -- the frogs, the enclosure, the vents. Take numerous pics of everything - that will be of great help.

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Is the frog in this state at all times?
I ask because auratus will sometimes puff up and click as a defensive reaction to being surprised or scared. This behavior is more common in shyer morphs such as green and white, ancon hill, capria, campana etc, but all auratus can and will do this if sufficently surprised, it's just most people keep the more bold morphs so the behavior is rarely seen in captivity.

Here's a pic of my green and whites displaying this behavior when I inadvertently surprised them lifting their cocohut during tank cleaning.

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