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RainbowPham

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Hello friends. Im a member of bearded dragon.org so I have an idea how these forums work, and ive noticed you get better professional input! So I do have a few questions and im trying to upload a photo too but this forum is a little different. .

Question: in purchasing my fire belly toad (ive already looked for rehoming no luck) where would I go to find local breeders? If I cant find a local breeder who do you think is the best to order from online (im in youngstown ohio)

What kind of live plants are best?

What kind of light is proper, temperature, and most importantly water conditions like ph

My tank has been cycling for about a week now, ive added suggested fish chemicals and have yet to buy my ph tester and all that.. thanks for any advice!

its a 35 gallon hex with 13 gallons of water inside
a medium size turtle dock is floating inside now last pic kinda dark also have a half floating "beta log" ..
 

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Otterwoman

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Welcome to the forum! I don't know much of anything about frogs, but good luck. We are affiliated with a frog forum, frogforum.net - if no one here can help you, I'd try there.
 

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Welcome to the forum! I don't know much of anything about frogs, but good luck. We are affiliated with a frog forum, frogforum.net - if no one here can help you, I'd try there.
Thank you, I appreciate that. I like to stick to top rated forums, because they are swarmed with professionals !

I had originally wanted fire belly newts, and may even change my mind again... Just keep researching and comparing the pros and cons! Also the girlfriend and I have to come to a mutual agreement, lol
 

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Hello friends. Im a member of bearded dragon.org so I have an idea how these forums work, and ive noticed you get better professional input! So I do have a few questions and im trying to upload a photo too but this forum is a little different. .

Question: in purchasing my fire belly toad (ive already looked for rehoming no luck) where would I go to find local breeders? If I cant find a local breeder who do you think is the best to order from online (im in youngstown ohio)

What kind of live plants are best?

What kind of light is proper, temperature, and most importantly water conditions like ph

My tank has been cycling for about a week now, ive added suggested fish chemicals and have yet to buy my ph tester and all that.. thanks for any advice!

its a 35 gallon hex with 13 gallons of water inside
a medium size turtle dock is floating inside now last pic kinda dark also have a half floating "beta log" ..

for online ordering, check out frogforum.net.
pothos, duckweed, pond lettuce, African water lily.
light isn't too impotant. temp should be around 75-80 F. water conditions should be any soft water treated with aquarium dechlorinater.
 

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What kind of live plants are best?
For aquatic part the best is pothos, it also help to reduce the frequency of water changing. Pothos is a very very strong plant and can be easy modelled. The bad side of pothos is that he grow very fast and quickly colonize all the aquatic part with root, some people doesn't like it but the root can be cutted and the root look very great. Also Anubias are fine plant but idk very much about it.
What kind of light is proper, temperature, and most importantly water conditions like ph
You doesn't need light for Bombinae. Regarding pothos it can grown also without light, but it will have smaller leaves. It doesn't need strong maintenance on water conditions, you will just have to decant the water 24 hours before add it to remove chlorine. You can if you want buy some product to have a better effect, they cost very little but are not strictly necessary. Regarding temperature it must never go over the 28 Celsius. The ideal and best temperature is between 22-26 °C in the day with a little less on the night. It anyway should not go under the 15 C (also if it is stressful for bombinae to have a temperature under the 18 grades on my opinion).. If you want to make it reproduce you should make them go on brumation, if you don't do them they will reproduce less likely but they will be able to do. Some frogs require brumation to live at his best but this is not the case of bombina, a bombina who had brumation will live as long as a bombina who hadn't.


My tank has been cycling for about a week now, ive added suggested fish chemicals and have yet to buy my ph tester and all that.. thanks for any advice!
Unless you don't want to wast money doesn't buy a ph tester and fish chemicals , they are useless.
its a 35 gallon hex with 13 gallons of water inside
a medium size turtle dock is floating inside now last pic kinda dark also have a half floating "beta log" ..
Sorry but I suck at imperial system. Anyway they should have at least 8 cm deep water (or even little less) and they should always be able to stay half in water and half on land so your tank seem fine. How much is it longer ? Anyway remove any stone which is not too big to be swallowed or is too small to cause damage because if a Bombina swallow it could have very serious problem! Regarding hiding I think they could hide on pothos if you will add it or directly into the log and into the stones, so it seem fine to me but hiding are not my best. If you want to breed them they should need some moss or substrate where dig and stay but I've heard that they could brumate even on water, I've no idea if this is true, you should ask to someone more expert of me about it.
 
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    Hey guys, its way too hot where I live right now. Temperatures 40 degree celcius outside, making it like 30 degrees inside. Ive got ice packs on my yellow spotted salamanders hidey rock, he acts like he hates it though. Am I keeping him too cold? I think my temp gauge might be messed up, or at least in the wrong spot. I put the tank temp gauge in the top left corner of his large tank, where it says its 80 degrees fahrenheit, which I am aware is too hot, which is what makes me put the ice packs on his rock at the bottom of the cage, but the bottom of his cage feels a lot cooler tha 80 degrees. Should I move my temp gauge down to the bottom corner where he hangs out the most? Should I get a soil temperature probe so I can tell what temperature the soil that hes laying on is?
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    Because his soil is certainly not 80 degrees fahrenheit, and I dont want to freeze the poor bugger with ice packs if he really doesnt need them. Hes been doing fine, but Im just so stressed because I cant get ANy information on how to handle this little guy. Theyre illegal to keep without a permit, but this one would not have survived without my intervention. So I cant call and ask anyone for help. If theres a betetr site than this one, I sure havent found it. But I never get any replies here. We are all just asking questions and getting none answered basically. Its really frustrating as I just want to help this little dude be happy and healthy. All I can get him to eat is potato bugs as well. I cant find anything else that he will eat. Is that even okay? :/ hes been eating strictly those since may first.
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    Alright well I bought a bunch of stuff for his tank and hope it helps. Im getting extremelty frustrated that bI cant get an answer. Guess buddies just gonna have to die or some shit. like wtf why cant I get any help.
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    I'm afraid this is the largest and most active community for this kind of information, probably on the entire internet. That said, we are still small overall. We can't help you all of the time. We do offer you support and have answered your questions in the past so I feel it's very impolite to lose patience with us.
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    Second of all, was you who said you wild caught your salamander? And had Authorities threaten to retrieve it from you?
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    Third of all, assuming thats the case, no one seems to want to face the reality that these animals come from climates and microenvironments where they need to be kept cool. If you can't hack, then release it where you pulled it from.
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    he was dying outside. SO SORRY i was nice enough to save him. can i even release him in wetaher thats 40 degree celcius? will he not just die outside because he cant dig through the hard ground?
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    The ONLY reason I spent 500 dollars on this thing was to keep him alive. thats IT. He was completely dry with cracked skin and couldnt walk and I nursed him back to health. Now I should just throw him outside on the hard baked ground where I found him? in my driveway? Really dude?
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    I am losing patienc ebecause I care. Because I cant get any answers in any length of time that will actually benefit him. He'll only eat potato bugs, I just want him to have good rest of his life. Thats IT. So dont act like I went out an dillegally trapped some poor salamander out of the wild for fun cuz I wanted one.
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    I am very sure he was just trying to pass by, because he certainly cant dig ANYWHERE in the soil ANYWHERE near where I live. So I cannot just release him in 40 degree celcius on the super hard baked ground where theres no shelter and no food and now ater to be seen for miles. I dont see how that wioll help him at all.
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