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Mh530
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# Posted: 28 Dec 2011 18:52


I was just wondering for the future...are dart frogs very hard to take care of?? like what does the temp. have to be? what type of setup does it need, what types of food?


also what about fire bellied toads??? Are they very hard to take care of??


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# Posted: 29 Dec 2011 03:36


Some dart frogs are easier to keep then others.
Auratus, Azurus, and Leucomelas are all supposed to be easy/beginner dart frogs.

I have Dendrobates auratus (green & black dart frogs). I find them easy to care for.

Keep the tank at +80% humidity or higher, and make sure you feed them small buggies.

They enjoy regular misting and to have leaf littler on top of the coco-fiber.

Food is Springtails, Drosophelia hydei (flightless Fruit flies 1/8") and Drosophelia melanogaster (flightless Fruit Flies 1/16").

Most keeper start to set up the tank about a year before they get them

I keep mine at room temperature, which is usually around 24C, but it has been anything between 19C-32C.

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Fire belly toads are very easy to care for. They like a semi-aquatic tank
They are good eaters, very tolerant of mistakes, and they don't stress easily.
They are good escape artists though, so I keep mine in an Exoterra unit. They haven't been able to escape out of that! I lost a few because they escaped from other types of tanks. I highly highly recommend keeping them in an Exoterra.
Very interesting frog, very active and entertaining to watch.
Males make a "Woof" sound. Most aren't too loud, but when they start calling, they will call for a long time. I think mine call about 8 months out of the year, I have 3 males. They almost have become background noise, like crickets, lol.

science teacher
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# Posted: 29 Dec 2011 15:14 · Edited by: science teacher


Firebellies are a good starter frog. Easy to care for. can be kept at room temp and very fun to watch. I keep mine in a regular 30 gallon tank. with a secure screened lid. I love their barking. Noisier then the barking is the trilling they make when the males start tackling each other.


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Magus
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# Posted: 31 Dec 2011 16:39


Can't say anything for Dart frogs, but FBTs are extremely hardy. These little guys I have now weren't in the best conditions before I picked them up, but they managed to survive, and are still kicking with force. I'd definitely recommend them.


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# Posted: 1 Jan 2012 22:31


Darts can present the challenge of keeping up the humidity with out having a soaked tank that is like a swamp. Some people have a hard time understanding the two. If you are thinking darts just read about how to culture fruitflys and how to construct a tank for darts/care. Just aa warning, fruitflys will escape from the tank so if you live in a household that will not permit that , keep it in mind.


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# Posted: 1 Jan 2012 22:32


But yes firebelly toads are hardy and a fun frog to have. You can still make a nice tank for these guys, I have seen some firebelly tanks blow most of the dart frog vivariums out of the water.


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Mh530
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# Posted: 3 Jan 2012 23:25


okay...then I would prob go for fire bellies sometime in the future. so they don't have to have any special type of humidity or temperature???? I have read up on them a little and they seem pretty easy to care for..... ;)


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# Posted: 4 Jan 2012 04:48


Provided that they have a big water area, they do well with either low or high humidity.
I have kept mine in tanks were the humidity was around 80-100%, and I currently keep them in an Exoterra, where the humidity is around 50%

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