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  1. Re: FBT missing eye, swiming in circles/acting strange

    They make a supplement specific for FBT that is intended on using every feeding. The one I use is called Firebelly Toad Dust by T-Rex. It contains calcium, vitamin D and other essential vitamins.
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Do you know what type of pleco?

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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Pics aren't coming up for me for some reason. How big are the plecos? I have seen instances where a toad tried to eat a pleco and it got stuck. The toad didn't make it, so be careful. It was a big...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Food size should typically be no larger than the space between their eyes..5-6 small or 3-4 medium crickets a couple times a week is fine. Small meal worms are fine..just don't let one get all the...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    I don't think that's taking it slowly with adding fish. Your tank is nowhere near cycled and those plecos will have a big bioload, which with that small volume of water, you will see the ammonia rise...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    how are your little guys doing in their new home?

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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    You might consider some Dracaenea. It does well partially submerged and as long as you support the stalks in gravel they will hold up pretty well. It's the tall plants I have in mine left of middle....
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    I just recently bought a vac that has a fairly thin tube with a manual squeeze pump on it. I love it because it can get in the crevices between all the dw and decor and the manual pump keeps the frog...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Not necessary. It will help speed up the cycle if you are doing a fishless cycle but I wouldn't do that with the frogs already in there. Way too high ammonia content is needed for that and will not...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    With just the frogs in there I'm not sure the tank will ever cycle. They do tend to poop in the water but compared to cycling with fish the bioload will be small. Just watch the params and make sure...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Agreed, that IS a nice setup for them. They should do very well in there. Couple of points..

    1. They will eat the guppies so if you use them, be prepared for that. The guppies will help cycle the...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    No real need to use conditioner with bottles water but it can't hurt. What kind of conditioner did you get? Some treat chlorine and some just provide a slime coat, mostly beneficial for fish.

    You...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    It definitely doesn't hurt to let tap sit out but I've never heard of any problems with not, if using Prime. They aren't as susceptible as fish and I do the same thing with all of my fish tanks,...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    If you treat with Prime there is no need to let it sit out. I do water changes direct from the tap and just put the Prime directly into the tank as it fills. For smaller volume changes you can just...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    That's good to hear. Wasn't that pretty fresh water though? Seems it was newly put in the tank when you moved them right? It did look a bit hazy but it will take much longer for it to foul. Even...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    They are probably just stressed and also just ate. You have moved them into 3 completely different environments in a short time period. Handling them stresses them out, IMO. You should do it as...
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    Re: Yellow-bellies mating and eggs

    Pics kinda dark, will upload a video shortly.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160921/f6ce21ce52821a39c1d4c47f39a1979e.jpg

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    Re: Yellow-bellies mating and eggs

    Good to hear. Will take pics shortly..it's feeding time!

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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    I would lower the water level an inch during this interim period. Drop the cricks on both land pieces and they will find them. They will even eat them from the water if they spy movement.

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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Good point and I remember that. Others have told me the same thing. I think LilyPad killed all her plants once, too. My thought was to use as little as possible and run a fan directly into the tank...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Couple other things you will want to purchase. A digital hygrometer to measure temp and humidity, the manual ones are highly inaccurate, a temp probe for the water and make sure the cage has a secure...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    I have also considered this. Not a big fan of the look as it seems a bit like wallpaper, too uniform. But it's definitely an option. I think if I did this I would have to remove them for about a week...
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    Re: Fire-Bellied Toads, Am I doing it right?

    Personally, I would stay clear of distilled water in the long term. When tap water is properly dechlored, it is actually much better for their soaking because it still contains trace elements that...
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    Re: A few questions about my new FBTs

    Neat setup. Don't worry about the water movement bothering them unless it's very strong. They don't mind it and movement/filter will keep it clean. Just look for a small nano filter that is...
  25. Re: Is my FBT habitat temperature swing too much or beneficial?

    I agree with controlling air and water separately. You want the water a bit cooler than the air, for sure. I don't heat my water at all but I live in So Cal and unless we have a super hot day, the...
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