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My Malaysian Painted Bullfrogs (Kaloula pulchra)

TylototritonGuy

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Hi everyone,

Even though this is a Caudata forum I thought I would post a thread up of one of my latest additions to my collection.

Anyway, these are my Malaysia/Asian Painted Bullfrogs (Kaloula pulchra) pair which are sexed based on Sexual Dimorphism (size differences and colouration). They are a shy species obviously and are very Nocturnal in their general behavior and rarely if ever see them out and about during the day period. The Male I have heard calling a lot since I got them both and he has been hanging around the water bowl so I am tempted to provide them with a Rain Chamber earlier than planned just to see what happens.

Bit of information about the species: Is 1 of 14 species of the Kaloula genus (members of the Microhylidae family). The Malaysian Painted Bullfrog is in fact widely distributed in it's natural occurrence range and is mainly collected for both Consumption and the Pet Trade, where it is widely and commonly kept in the hobby. they have been evaluated as "Least Concerned" by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2009

This is the Female individual © 2013:
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Female again out about about very late at night - assume hunting as they both feed really well ©
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The male in their water bowl, he makes it so messy after hes been in it a while ©
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Anyway thank you for reading my thread!!

Tyloguy

P.S Please do not use my photos without permission, as one or two people have tried passing off photos as their own.
 

TylototritonGuy

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Cool looking critter, how big are they i can't tell from the photo.

Thank you and I haven't sized them just yet but I need to do it soon to keep a journal of them lol but individuals dont get any bigger than 8cm. Males are smaller than females in Girth and length :)
 
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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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