my african dwarf frog died unexpectedly and suddenly after putting a rubber ornament bought from large pet chain. overnight he seemed to shed his skin. i carried out water checks and all was spot on so i was wondering if maybe the ornament coud have poisoned him. after he died i was emptying tank and as i had just bought ornament i thought i would immerse it in boiling water to sterilise so i could put it in other tank, however the water turned blueish and there was strong fumes coming from it. if this is the case i am very angry. i loved him and obviously very upset. i'm new to the forum and would appreciate any advice.
the temp was at 75f and he was in the tank by himself. i have my goldfish in a biorb 30. i cant remember the readings my head is getting confused with it all as i am setting up a new 120l tropical tank (just arrived this morniing) and i have been up late reading lots of info from this site!!! there is some fantastic info here. i have also replaced frodo (adf) tank with a bigger one which i began cycling last week after his death to prepare it for another adf. i will test water and get back to you.
i had one fan tailed goldy who lived for 8 years and i am now very suprised at this as i had no idea at the time about ph, nitriate, nitrate etc and only discovered this when i started resaerch on tropical. my biorb now homes a black moor and a fancy goldy and they are doing fine and appear happy and healthy. i have a 6in1 water testing strip kit but from info here i understand they are not completely accurate, perhaps you could recommend some tests to me.
i think i will end up picking a lot of brains on this site as i want to do everything correctly and have beautiful healthy fish.
I know you came on here asking about your frog but i noticed that you said you had a goldfish and a blackmoor in a 30litre biorb. You may or may not know but this is way too small for those fish and the wrong sort of tank. You need a tank that is way bigger than that to house your fish properly and to give them a long healthy life.