Bloating Disease is caused by
a collection of fluid inside the frogs skin. It is an internal
infection brought on by bacteria that allows the accumulation
of fluid in the skin membranes. The infection does not allow
this fluid to be released so the frog becomes bloated.
This condition is very stressfull to frogs so it must be
treated early for best results. If housing multiple frogs
together beware that the disease is highly contagious and
potentially fatal. Some sort of an anti-bacterial agent will
be needed to rid your frog of the infection. You can consult
your local pet store or veternarian for the correct type to
use. After the infection has been removed the bloating will
slowly start to subside. It can take up to a few weeks until
the size of the frog has completely returned to normal.
Make sure that even after the frog has been cured that you
completely sanitize the habitat before reintroducing the frog
into it. Otherwise you run the risk of having the frog become
reinfected shortly after it is put back into the habitat.