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    Question Is 10 gallons too small?

    HI,

    I have a 10 gallon tank and am currently holding 3 fully grown fire bellied toads right now.

    Is 10 gallons to small for 3 FBT's? I feel like i need a bigger tank.

    I am currently feeding them crickets and dew worms, and occasionally wax worms.
    my dad always gets mad at me when I add too much water in the tank because he says that there needs to
    be more land than water. Is this true?

    Also, do fire bellied toads need lighting of any kind? It would be nice if someone sent me a little information
    on their basic needs and if I am doing anything wrong.

    Thanks !

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    Default Re: Is 10 gallons too small?

    Nope not to small, although more space would be appreciated, i just moved my 2 into a 20 gal and they are 10x more active.

    They LOVE the water, my setup is basically completely aquatic with a little island I drop the crickets ontoName:  uploadfromtaptalk1362767712267.jpg
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    I catch the occasionally basking on the edge of the island but other than that they hang out in the water.

    They do not require special lighting but full spectrum lighting brings out their colors. I currently have a 60watt full spectrum day bulb over mine

    http://www.frogforum.net/showthread.php?p=16417
    Here's a care sheet for you to look over if you haven't already.

    Crickets and small dubia roach nymphs make great staples. I'm guessing dew worms are a type of earthworm? If so they are also really good, keep the wax worms as rare treats, once a week maybe once every other week. They are basically like froggy junk food. Also avoid meal worms they have hard shells that can cause impaction
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    Default Re: Is 10 gallons too small?

    yes, dew worms are basically earthworms. So if you give your toads more space, they become more active?

    Your setup is really nice, your frogs are very lucky!

    Thanks for all of your help!

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    Default Re: Is 10 gallons too small?

    Thank you. Mine have been, they still spend a lot of time just chillin but every time I look they are hanging out somewhere else using up all of the space available to them and before they each had their favorite spot and didn't leave it except when they were getting fed

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