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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 4.32    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 06/22/2004

Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Carlos

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Oriental Firebellied Toad

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

oriental firebellied toads

Sexing and Characteristics:

Small toads (between 2 and 4 inches) usually grass or olive green in color with bright red or orange bellies. Females are larger than males and do not call. Males have larger forearms and bumpier looking skin. Slightly toxic but usually only causes irritation to the eyes after handling. Seem to be happiest when kept in small groups of 2 to 5 toads.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Substrates: land section has small aquarium gravel (a light bronze color) with larger decorative river rocks in the water section. Water is about 5 inches deep and has a filter with some floating ivy cuttings that the toads love.

Lighting and UVB:

No special lighting is needed unless you are using a large aquarium in which you’ll need a spot light for heat. For my 10 gallon tank, I have a 2-bulb hood that provides both heat and lighting.

Temperatures and Humidity:

These toads are fine at room temp. The water falling out of the filter creates a water fall effect and provides good humidity.

Heating and Equipment:

Small 2 gallon filter for water above 2 inches deep. If you have low water set up like I used to, an aerator is needed to keep water from becomeing stagnant.

Caging Provided:

Ten gallon half and half tank with a sloped glass divider 5inches tall. Divider has rocks glued on with aquarium sealant to prevent slipping and to give a natural look. This setup has worked great for my 3 toads.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

Crickets, moths, mealworms, and sometimes small feeder guppies.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

The only supplement I have used is fluker farms gutload. The toads seem to be fine eating crickets with this. You can give the crickets beta cerrotine (carrots) to help with the color of your toad’s belly.

Maintenance:

Partial water changes and monthly filter cartridge changes. Scrub downs only necessary if your tank is really dirty or a toad is sick.

Some Words on this Species:

Very hardy species excellent for beginners and fun to watch.
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