help! dwarf tree frogs dying!

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help! dwarf tree frogs dying!

Postby Derribong » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:39 am

i have a pond at my house and have been seeing a small green frog perched at various places around it at night.

i think it is a Eastern dwarf tree frog??

two weeks ago i found a frog body on the ground that was dead. but had no wounds.

i was heart broken as i really liked that it lived with us.

to my horror - i found ANOTHER dead frog floating in the pond this morning!

i never knew there were two frogs!

we have not had much rain, which normally helps keep the pond full, so on saturday i filled it from the garden hose by spraying the water on the waterfall section of the pond.

did the chlorine kill it? how can i tell???

do frogs just die?

do they get affected by the cold (it has got down to 6 degrees some nights)

how can i make sure i dont kill any more frogs that might be living with us?

i have attached a pic of the pond + a pic of the frog
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Postby Derribong » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:22 pm

no comments?

another one died this weekend :(

do they travel around?

i am going to be 100% dechlorinating the water i put in there from now on...

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Postby chadbera » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:50 pm

Chlorine does kill frogs, it would be best to de-chlorinate your water before adding it to the pond if you want to keep all your pond life. You can either let it sit for a few days, boil it then cool it, use de-chlorinating chemicals you can get from pet stores for fish, or collect rain water.

Ps the frog in your photo isn't an eastern dwarf frog, its a green stream frog (Litoria phyllochroa), or a similar frog species depending on where you live. You must live near a creek if you get that frog species in your backyard.

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Postby Derribong » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:53 am

you are right - it seems to be a stream frog :)

and happy to report I have had no more frog deaths!

very happy!

one thing I did was put a ramp in the pond so that the frogs could climb out. when I replaced the broken pump, I must have made it impossible for them to climb out. I feel so bad I may have caused the drowning of several frog :(

ive recently seen a few little green ones and heard a new noise too - "grrrrrrraaaaaawk grrrrrrraaaaaawk grk grk"

so loud! glad my pond is at the front of the house...

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Postby Sean » Tue May 19, 2015 1:38 pm

Hi, keep in mind that tap water also has fluoride, which is very hard to remove. If you have a way to collect rainwater that would be better.


Derribong wrote:ive recently seen a few little green ones and heard a new noise too - "grrrrrrraaaaaawk grrrrrrraaaaaawk grk grk"


That kind of sounds like it could be a Growling Grass frog, but I guess it could be any frog really. It would be amazing if it were as they are endangered and your right on the edge of their range.


There's a recording here:
http://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/raniformis/


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