frogspawn losing tentacles


In Memoriam
Is it normal for a frogspawn to lose some of its tentacles?

I see some tentacles. I see some floating around.


New member
No iT is not. It should be well intact. do you have any fish that you might suspect nipping at the frogspawn?


New member
It is not normal, to my knowledge , for your frog spawn to be losing it's tentacles. What kind of fish do you have in your tank? What kind of lighting do you have?



Staff member
RC Mod
Alkalinity/calcium levels, lighting type, distance from light.
S/b 8.3-9.3 alk, 420 cal, about 15" from mh 250.

They will occasionally cast tentacles if stressed, but I mean stressed. Need to find culprit or cause.


In Memoriam
All I have in tank are 2 false percs and 2 mandarin gobies.

Water Parameters:
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate <1
Amm. = 0
Cal. = 440
Alk. = 140 Meq/L
Phospahte <0.1

I think my water parameters are fine, but maybe not.


Got Rotifers?
Premium Member
Direct and strong water flow aren't always well received. Not sure it would drop tentacles from that alone though - just sounds like something has nipped it or perhaps when handled, accidentally hurt it.