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Serious bummer…let’s see if we can zero in on likely causes, although without a photo or two, a diagnosis will be an educated guess at best. Because they are wild-caught, chytrid is a possibility, so I recommend researching that disease thoroughly. If it is, it is curable in the early stages with an anti-fungal, which unfortunately only comes from a vet. If you have never wormed these wild-caught pets, that could be another problem. A heavy parasite load can sneak up on them, compromising their immune system and making them vulnerable to all sorts of secondary infections. Amphibian wormers are available online, if you think this may be the case. Also, when is the last time the ill ones defecated? If they look real skinny this is probably not the problem, but if the ones that are lethargic seem plump, it could be constipation, which can be lethal. If you suspect that this may be the case, a teaspoon of honey dissolved in the bath water will help, although it may take 2-3 for this remedy to produce the needed poop.

If you can take a few pictures, that would help, but it does sound like it may be too late for one of the four frogs.

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