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sams reed frog tank

samc

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MODS: if you dont want this here you can delete or move :D

a few guys have been interested in these little guys so i though i would start a thread here for my tank. also for people who are interested in getting some.

first off a few pics of them. they only grow to about an inch so idea if you dont have much room for tree frogs.

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here is some good information about them. there isnt much on the net so it took a while to find good ones

http://www.pingleton.com/hyperolius/hyper.htm

http://www.pollywogsworldoffrogs.com/Text-html/caresheet-reedfrog.html

they are availible here in the uk
http://www.exotic-pets.co.uk/

i will post a pic of mine up later :thumbup:
 

Maurits

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ghe ghe, you're lucky.

These tree frogs are really beautifull and quit easy to keep. A few things to keep in Mind. Take a paludarium ( = a wet terrarium ) aprox 60 cm high.

Don't keep them too cool, somewhere between 23-26 degrees Celsius is fine. plenty of plants in your paludarium and spray dan twice a day for 1-2 minutes ( try to keep humidity around 90 % )

difficult part might be the life food, as they like mostly small fruit fly's and small crickets ( I am producing my own fruit fies ) so am nog that concerned.

here's a picture a my latest buying which i have done this morning in Holland
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I will open a seperate topic tomorrow, this is yours :D
 

samc

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hey maurits :wave:

i forgot your the man for reptile and amphibians :D i have heard they like humidity low about 50-60%?

do you have any other infomation about these? ever kept them?

you are very welcome to post your tanks on here :thumbup: i wouldnt really call this a journal as such. but didnt know where else to put it.
 

aquaticmaniac

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Damned cute! Makes me miss my amphibians and reptiles :( Maybe I'll give the reed frogs a go some time.
 

Maurits

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Sam.

Personally I haven't I am more into the Dendrobates, The Lygodactylus williamsi which I have bought yesterday is actually the first time that I have something different.

But one of my best mates is keeping these tree frogs. On the Dutch frogsides is a lot of information available. :D so time to learn some Dutch I think

About temperature/ humidity
Temp/ humidity: 22-26°C/ 60-80% daytime, 20-22°C/ 80-100% night time.

Difference male/ female. Female's are bigger and same color as males, so it might be sometimes difficult to see the difference but only the Male is making the noise and is a little bit smaller.

Click here or one of the Dutch sides, this one is in English as well. I know these people and there are one of the experts on frogs http://www.plumifrons.com/
 

samc

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thanks for the info maurits :D

heres a few pics of mine. unfortunatly its not that tall :( i will give them lots of echindorus to climb though. all of which i still need to add.

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spraybar for rain effect/clean front glass
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i was thinking of getting some killifish for the water. would they get eaten?
 

hydrophyte

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This is a great thread. There is a great abundance of information available online about dart frogs, but I have found very little about African reed frogs. I am interested to hear how they do in this setup. Have you put them into the display enclosure yet? I wonder how they might do in a riparium-type display. I have been advised against using PDFs in a riparium because they can drown readily if they fall into deep water, but I wonder if these frogs might be suitable. Riapriums don't really have any true land area (just lots of emersed foliage) but one could make a small ledge or raft easily enough.
 

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hydrophyte said:
This is a great thread. There is a great abundance of information available online about dart frogs, but I have found very little about African reed frogs. I am interested to hear how they do in this setup. Have you put them into the display enclosure yet? I wonder how they might do in a riparium-type display. I have been advised against using PDFs in a riparium because they can drown readily if they fall into deep water, but I wonder if these frogs might be suitable. Riapriums don't really have any true land area (just lots of emersed foliage) but one could make a small ledge or raft easily enough.

thanks :D this is my first go at keeping frogs so i dont really know much about frogs. i have heard that PDF's drown easy too. i think they can swim quite well being more of a water edge frog rather than all land like PDF's. not sure how they would do in a riparium though. do the rafts move about? if it had enough dry land i would say it would be ok
 

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I'll be interested to hear how these frogs behave. If they spend most of their time up in the foliage I might be more inclined to try them out in a riparium setup.

It would be pretty easy to include a raft for them to use. The rafts clip sturdily into place. While they generally get covering with plant stems, a raft or two in the enclosure could also be planted just with Java moss to form a little moist lawn area for the frogs.
 

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I'd appreciate updates if you still have this setup going, or are still keeping reeds. I'm also contemplating housing some of these frogs in a riparium setup.
 

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amazing frogs :) im into stuff like this, mates breed snakes I bred dragons and its great to see this now, I have been thinking about taking on another water dragon project now im more into my aquascaping.. Great to see this stuff, makes a change, that blue lizard is just amazing.. :)
 
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