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Main Category:

Aquatic/Land

Sub Category:

Toads

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

FirebellyAngel

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Fire-Bellied Toads

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Fire- Bellied Toads, occasionally I may refer to them as FBTs

Sexing and Characteristics:

In general they are a range of olive-green to brown, with a florescent-type colored spotted tummy. Males: croak,larger heads,thicker forearms, bumpy-er skin. Females: longer legs, thinner, bigger heads which are pointed.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Make certain the water is de-chlorinated, this formula can be purchased at any fish supply store (there are many brands).

Lighting and UVB:

Major light sources are not extremely crucial as long as the don’t freeze. Darkness for long periods of time may darken toads skin tone.

Temperatures and Humidity:

The temperature should be between 65-75 degrees Friend. And too much humidity is bad. As long as your frogs don’t live in extremely low climates you don’t need a lamp to adjust the temperature, however if you are breeding a water heater is an aidful tool.

Heating and Equipment:

The basic "equipment" pieces I have in my habitat are as follows: gravel, too big to fit in there mouths,a plant/rock piece in the water, a filter,which prevents stagnant water, and a small plant on land.

Caging Provided:

I keep my two FBTs in a ten-gallon tank, no less than ten-gallons will suffice for two FBTs, because they occasionally like to separate and have there own personal space.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

The main thing I feed my FBTs is non other than crickets!!! But whatever you choose to feed your pets I have found through years of observing their eating habits, that they most enjoy live food.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

The most important supplements Fire bellies get is from their diet. If you feed your crickets calcium it will be passed on to the toads.

Maintenance:

This animal requires very little maintenance, the small tasks you have to do require very little effort, they include: scrubbing the side of the tank to prevent the growth of harmful algae, scooping out leftover crickets, and changing the cartridge in the filter every two months. Three little tasks, now does that sound so bad?

Some Words on this Species:

Take it from me, Fire-Belly toads are a very hardy, beautiful inexpensive and fun, great beginner amphibians and fascinating animals to watch. You might think those 3 maintenance tasks are hard work but I assure you it’s worth it. When I first got my FBTs I was young inexperienced and naive, but they have lived for 4 years and I still love them just as much as when I first got them. They are my life!
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