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Kellynicole
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 Fire belly toad turned dark and won’t eat

Hi, I have 3 fire belly toads living in a 10 gallon tank. They were very happy and active, and seemed friendly with each other. They have water, a swimming pool, rocks, trees, and land and a filter and light to heat it up since it’s cold. I had two green ones and one brown one, and one of my green ones turned dark green, almost black. He won’t eat and is very unsocial. He burrows under things and won’t come out. He has gotten extremely skinny and I know they are not more than 3-4 years old. He was fine like a month a go and now I don’t know what’s wrong. I’ve tried feeding him seperately and he won’t eat. The other to are very active, healthy and happy looking, and the sick looking ones stomach is still bright orange so I’m not sure what’s wrong but I could really use any advice you can offer. Thank you!



12/01/15  09:09pm

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Crotus
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  Message To: Kellynicole   In reference to Message Id: 2315963


 Fire belly toad turned dark and won’t eat

Hi, can you please give me some more information on how long you have had them, and what you are feeding them? I may be able to give you some suggestions that may help. With regard to lighting, I recommend you use a full spectrum fluorescent light above the tank that is off at night, this is very important because they need to experience a normal day-night cycle. Heating is completely unnecessary for them because they come from temperate areas and are tolerant of cold, so therefore I recommend replacing the light you are using with the type I suggested. Diet-wise, although these toads can handle surprisingly large crickets and will eat almost anything, I recommend you use only soft bodied, small to medium size crickets, gut loaded on something nutritious like flake fish food. Definitely don’t give them those big crickets with the wings and spiny legs, and I don’t recommend mealworms either, because these items can cause digestive problems. Please try some of my suggestions and let me know if there is any improvement.



12/09/15  11:33pm

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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2316030


 Fire belly toad turned dark and won’t eat

My Fire Belly Toad wont eat also. He use to live in a 10 gallon until it crack on the bottom when I was cleaning it. Now he lives in a 20 gallon. He stop eating about 2-3 weeks before he was moved into the 20 gallon. I tryed small crickets he didn’t eat those. I also tried Medium ones. I also tryed putting him in a bucket with some crickets but all he did was try to climb out of the bucket. He use to live with 9 fish in his water but now he doesn’t. I did look at him yesterday and he had shed on his legs. When I first got him he would eat about 2-4 crickets a day. Please if someone could respond that would be great thanks!



03/06/18  11:10am

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  Message To: Crotus   In reference to Message Id: 2316030


 Fire belly toad turned dark and won’t eat

My Fire Belly Toad wont eat also. He use to live in a 10 gallon until it crack on the bottom when I was cleaning it. Now he lives in a 20 gallon. He stop eating about 2-3 weeks before he was moved into the 20 gallon. I tryed small crickets he didn’t eat those. I also tried Medium ones. I also tryed putting him in a bucket with some crickets but all he did was try to climb out of the bucket. He use to live with 9 fish in his water but now he doesn’t. I did look at him yesterday and he had shed on his legs. When I first got him he would eat about 2-4 crickets a day. Please if someone could respond that would be great thanks!



03/06/18  11:13am

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  Message To: MrCookie   In reference to Message Id: 2322119


 Fire belly toad turned dark and won’t eat

This could be the stress of a drastic habitat change, or it could be part of the shedding process, or both. Try hand feeding him too. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to force feed him to keep him alive. I’ve force fed my firebelly before when he was sick. Feed him in his cage and stick with small and medium crickets. Wishing the best for you and your firebelly.

-DragonessJewel



03/08/18  07:00pm


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