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daystorm
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# Posted: 4 Apr 2011 21:27


Alright, first off, hello, it's been a while!

My reed frogs seemed to have figured out that it's spring way before our weather indicates this fact, so the male has been busily (and noisily) searching out the female. They've been in amplexus all day, but I seem to be having some difficulties finding info on their breeding habits. If I've read properly, they need some pond like place? Not just random leaves the way darts do it (they are so small and colorful, it's hard not to compare them to darts!) Anybody with any experience here? THanks!


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Budgie: 0:1:0
Parrotlet 2:0:0
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cherisse
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# Posted: 4 Apr 2011 22:38 · Edited by: cherisse


when I had mine, as soon as I heard the males start calling, I would place a medium sized terra cotta dish full of spring water on the floor of the viv.

they would congragate around that and lay their eggs on the sides of the dish.

also, I would only put the dish in if you are sure that the female is gravid, otherwise there is a chance for drowning (I had that happen once ) if she is not ready and the male is persistant.

good luck!!


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daystorm
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# Posted: 4 Apr 2011 23:10


a big dish? Should I add rocks to the bottom to maybe prevent drowning? I've never actually had a gravid female before, so don't really know what to look for eh? I have a small dish with water in it, but the male seems content just hitching a ride.


White's tree frog: 2:0:0
Budgie: 0:1:0
Parrotlet 2:0:0
Biewer yorkie 1:0:0
Crested gecko 2:1:0
Reed frog 1:1:0
cherisse
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1536 posts
1536 posts

# Posted: 5 Apr 2011 21:28


I think if you click on my avatar to the left, I have some reed frog threads with gravid female pictures.

Also, you could place a few clean smooth stones at the bottom of the bowl

the bowl doesnt have to be TOO big, I used a 4inch clay dish in my 49 gallon tank. worked everytime.




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