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TOMATO FROG QUESTION

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Old 6th July 2003   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I am looking for GOOD caresheet/guide on the Tomato frog.. I like they look of them and what to know how to take good care of them.. I want to make sure I know what to do with them..

anyone know where I can learn BEFORE I buy??

Thanks

Harpy



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Old 6th July 2003   #2 (permalink)
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Do u mean Mantellas? Then u can go here
http://www.amphibian.co.uk



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Old 6th July 2003   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Harpy,
Here are some Dyscophus (Tomato Frog) caresheets.
http://members.aol.com/kgcoleman2002...caresheet.html
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedFo...tml#Tomatofrog
http://www.thelilypad.org/info/frogtypes.php?rowid=9
http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/species/tomato.html
They are very cool frogs, I think you'll enjoy them.



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Old 11th March 2006   #4 (permalink)
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And here are interesting messages:
http://www.umich.edu/~esupdate/libra...wisnieski.html
http://animal.discovery.com/fansites...omatofrog.html
Regards



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a good website to look at and which you can mail order certain species when available is www.pollywog.co.uk and they have care sheets on a vast range of newts and frogs



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Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongili) Care Sheet

Tomato frogs are found near bodies of water in eastern Madagascar. They prefer moist areas such as swamps, ponds, and other slow moving water sources. Female tomato frogs are larger and brighter than males. Adults can reach 2-4 inches from snout to vent (not counting the legs). When threatened, tomato frogs can secrete a toxic slime that tastes bad and is irritating.

Temperature

Tomato frogs need to be maintained between 75-80 degrees during the day. Nighttime temperatures can drop into the low 70ís. During the summertime you probably wonít need any supplemental heating. However, during the winter months you should probably use a low wattage heat light. A red or other dark colored light can be used at night and these lights will not disturb your frogs day and night cycle. UVB lighting is not necessary but is recommended for tomato frogs. The UVB light will benefit any live plants and enhance the colors of your frogs. Humidity is important and you should mist your cage everyday. Ideally, the humidity needs to be maintained between 70-80 percent.

Housing

Tomato frogs can be housed comfortably in 20-29 gallon or larger terrariums. The cage should include plants (live or silk), branches and a water bowl. Do not use distilled or purified water for any amphibians. Never place a cage near a window where sunlight can directly shine on your cage. Cages placed in direct sunlight can easily overheat and ultimately lead to the death of your frog.

Bedding

We recommend using bark, Zoo Medsí Eco Earth, or coconut bark. The substrate should be deep enough for your frog to burrow.

Food

Tomato frogs should be fed appropriate sized crickets, waxworms and night crawlers. Ideally, you should feed your tomato frogs 3-4 times each week. These frogs also need a vitamin/mineral supplement and you should dust its crickets at least twice a week.

Cleaning and HandlingThe terrarium should be cleaned as necessary. Any fecal matter or left over food should be cleaned out several times a week. Fresh clean water should be provided at all times. The inside of the terrarium can be cleaned out with an appropriate reptile cage cleaner, we recommend Natural Chemistryís Healthy Habitat. Tomato frogs can be handled on a limited basis and always wash your hands before and after handling them.

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Tomato frogs are found near bodies of water in eastern Madagascar. They prefer moist areas such as swamps, ponds, and other slow moving water sources. Female tomato frogs are larger and brighter than males. Adults can reach 2-4 inches from snout to vent (not counting the legs). When threatened, tomato frogs can secrete a toxic slime that tastes bad and is irritating.

Temperature

Tomato frogs need to be maintained between 75-80 degrees during the day. Nighttime temperatures can drop into the low 70ís. During the summertime you probably wonít need any supplemental heating. However, during the winter months you should probably use a low wattage heat light. A red or other dark colored light can be used at night and these lights will not disturb your frogs day and night cycle. UVB lighting is not necessary but is recommended for tomato frogs. The UVB light will benefit any live plants and enhance the colors of your frogs. Humidity is important and you should mist your cage everyday. Ideally, the humidity needs to be maintained between 70-80 percent.

Housing

Tomato frogs can be housed comfortably in 20-29 gallon or larger terrariums. The cage should include plants (live or silk), branches and a water bowl. Do not use distilled or purified water for any amphibians. Never place a cage near a window where sunlight can directly shine on your cage. Cages placed in direct sunlight can easily overheat and ultimately lead to the death of your frog.

Bedding

We recommend using bark, Zoo Medsí Eco Earth, or coconut bark. The substrate should be deep enough for your frog to burrow.

Food

Tomato frogs should be fed appropriate sized crickets, waxworms and night crawlers. Ideally, you should feed your tomato frogs 3-4 times each week. These frogs also need a vitamin/mineral supplement and you should dust its crickets at least twice a week.

Cleaning and HandlingThe terrarium should be cleaned as necessary. Any fecal matter or left over food should be cleaned out several times a week. Fresh clean water should be provided at all times. The inside of the terrarium can be cleaned out with an appropriate reptile cage cleaner, we recommend Natural Chemistryís Healthy Habitat. Tomato frogs can be handled on a limited basis and always wash your hands before and after handling them.



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The animals available in the pet trade are upland tomato frogs [aka 'false' tomato frogs], Dyscophus guineti.

It has not yet been established whether D.antongilii is distinct from D.guineti, but meanwhile the former is restricted to northeastern coastal regions of Madagascar, and it is protected under CITES. The two are very similar. D.insularis is rarely available and fairly plain in color.

Gary, since you obviously copied that information in its entirety from elsewhere, it would be highly appropriate to indicate exactly where you obtained the information.



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The animals available in the pet trade are upland tomato frogs [aka 'false' tomato frogs], Dyscophus guineti.

It has not yet been established whether D.antongilii is distinct from D.guineti, but meanwhile the former is restricted to northeastern coastal regions of Madagascar, and it is protected under CITES. The two are very similar. D.insularis is rarely available and fairly plain in color.

Gary, since you obviously copied that information in its entirety from elsewhere, it would be highly appropriate to indicate exactly where you obtained the information.
Yes I did, I meant to put the Entire link but slipped my mind, Ill edit that post with the link to that page, will that be suffient?

The above information was found on ReptiPro, below is an link to thier page.

http://www.reptipro.com/care-sheets/...are-sheet.html



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