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    Picked him up this morning =) He's currently living in a 12x12x12 cube with a simple land/water setup. This is just a temp home though, will be building a cool 10-15 gal and buying him some friends in the near future.
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    He's a cutie . Do you have a nice water bowl to swim in for him?
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    I have gravel on the bottom sloped up into the corner topped with eco earth to create the land with water surrounding 3 sides of it around an inch deep
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewM1 View Post
    I have gravel on the bottom sloped up into the corner topped with eco earth to create the land with water surrounding 3 sides of it around an inch deep
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    Isnt gravel stone a true death to frogs?

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    If they ingest it yeah, I this is only temporary, all gravel other than the thin layer under the water is covered with a good layer eco earth. His diet while he's in this set up is going to mostly consist of tong fed nightcrawler chunks and tiny dubia nymphs either in a small dish or of tongs so I'm not to worried about accidental ingestion. When I make his permenant home there won't be any gravel. I wanted a small simple setup that was easily adjusted so I can learn about the toad and see his preferences and behaviors before I invest into a permenant set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewM1 View Post
    If they ingest it yeah, I this is only temporary, all gravel other than the thin layer under the water is covered with a good layer eco earth. His diet while he's in this set up is going to mostly consist of tong fed nightcrawler chunks and tiny dubia nymphs either in a small dish or of tongs so I'm not to worried about accidental ingestion. When I make his permenant home there won't be any gravel. I wanted a small simple setup that was easily adjusted so I can learn about the toad and see his preferences and behaviors before I invest into a permenant set up.
    Lucky for you your fbt accepts tong fed mine is always curious it would look into the food first for 30sec-1mins and eat it,I try to tong feed he jumps away ahahah,it's just weird.

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    I don't know that he will accept it yet but that is the plan I have set for the moment. I left him alone for the most part all yesterday to allow him to adjust. If he doesn't go for it right away he is nice and fat and I can give him a day or 2 of trying the tongs before I make adjustments to the tank and get him some small crickets to hunt. Either way the gravel is probably getting covered with some larger stones so I can raise the land higher so I can make the water a little deeper and going to add a piece of wood in the water to climb on
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    Gave him his first meal today, he was uninterested in taking food off the tongs so far so well have to work on that. He did take a small dubia nymph off of the shore line though. I wanted to offer them in a dish but couldn't really find anything small enough that the nymphs couldn't escape from. So for now I drop them on the shore in front of him and poke at them with the tongs to keep them moving and away from the gravel in the water. After about 30 seconds of checking it out he gobbled it up and hopped away.
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    Yay!

    Good idea on larger rocks over the gravel. Gravel is fine under the water. Could make a GS foam bottom with a pond?
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    Yay!

    Good idea on larger rocks over the gravel. Gravel is fine under the water. Could make a GS foam bottom with a pond?
    When I make his permenant home ill be doing something along those lines, with a large water area with live water plants, water fall and wood to climb out on. And also a land section to use mostly for feeding.
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    That sounds perfect . You'll have some really happy toads .
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    Thank you =) ill be posting pics when I finally get started on it. I'm shooting for end of next month.
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    Great . I'll be looking forward to seeing it.
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    Sorry for late reply, The reason why they dont want to be tong fed they get annoyed by it,they rather hunt by theirselves I tried it and watched my fbt hunt and eat that's why they dont want to be tong fed am I right or mistaken?

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    Sorry for late reply, The reason why they dont want to be tong fed they get annoyed by it,they rather hunt by theirselves I tried it and watched my fbt hunt and eat that's why they dont want to be tong fed am I right or mistaken?
    Yeah I'm sure they do love to hunt and have been letting it hunt dubia nymphs on the land section. The reason I want to tong train it, is so I can add night crawlers to its diet. The chunks of nightcrawlers cut small enough for a fbt don't really move enough to draw out that hunters instinct.

    On a side note... I got larger rocks and branch I'm in the process off Sterilizing that will go in the tank shortly when I do my partial water change. I added a small ceramic vase and a small terracotta pot both turned on their sides in his water section. Hes love hiding in them and also climbs up on top of them to jump down into the water.
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    Yeah I'm sure they do love to hunt and have been letting it hunt dubia nymphs on the land section. The reason I want to tong train it, is so I can add night crawlers to its diet. The chunks of nightcrawlers cut small enough for a fbt don't really move enough to draw out that hunters instinct.

    On a side note... I got larger rocks and branch I'm in the process off Sterilizing that will go in the tank shortly when I do my partial water change. I added a small ceramic vase and a small terracotta pot both turned on their sides in his water section. Hes love hiding in them and also climbs up on top of them to jump down into the water.
    My fire belly toad will eat his nighcrawler by like this, cut the nightcrawler up and it will wiggle so fast and move or run away and your toad will eat it up!they love nightcrawlers.

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