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Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Herp Helper

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Fire Bellied Toads (Bombina Orientalis)

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Fire Bellied Toads

Sexing and Characteristics:

It is almost impossible to tell if they are a male or female until they mate when if you can catch one that is croaking that would be a male.

Other wise it is near impossible to tell

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Me personally? I use Eco Earth and two water dishes.

Lighting and UVB:

A fluorescent bulb is good to make the tank look pretty and if you have some plants but if you need some heat a incandescent bulb produces a nice amount of heat.

Temperatures and Humidity:

My tank is always at a 60-80% humidity because a spray it a few times a week.

As temp. goes 65-75 degrees f. is a good rule to go by. they can survive some lower drops in temp. but not to much. It your tank gets hooter than 76 degrees you will want some means on cooling it down.

Heating and Equipment:

If you live in a coldish area you might want a heating pad but generally a light bulb will do the trick.

If you keep them in a warm room with other he rps they should be fine.

Caging Provided:

I have a 20 gallon long with one brick of Eco Earth, 2 water dishes at either end, a piece of wood for them to hide in, and a rock.

On the left end I have a fluorescent bulb going in the summer and a incandescent going in the winter.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

I feed them small to medium sized crickets. Adults can even eat adult crickets!

cut up worms are good to. In the summer pill bugs are a nice alternative.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

A good reptile supplement and calcium mixture (50 - 50) but is not totally necessary.

Maintenance:

If you have water dishes change the water once a week. If you have a filter then do a 50% water change once a month.

Buy a DE-colonizer like Exp Terr as Aquatic. De Chanted water is VERY IMPORTANT!

Some Words on this Species:

They are great amphibians for beginners, fun to watch and pretty easy to maintain.

I THINK THEY ARE GREAT PETS!
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