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    Hey ff, I have an empty ten gallon long tank in my garage and wanted to get a frog in there. I was thinking about a pacman and was wondering if I could put one in there. I hear they get pretty big I would also like to know what they would need to live happy and healthy lives

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    Welcom to the frog forums! Fill this out plz and we can get you set up properly from the start. Let us know how your planning to keep your frog. A 10 gallon in fine for a 3 inch frog to an adult male cranwelli. Anything smaller and you will need a critter carrier. For an adult ornate you should probably get something bigger.

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    The following information will be very helpful if provided when requesting assistance with either your frog or enclosure. To help with your questions, please utilize the below list and post the information in the proper forum area to get advice from FF members that keep the same frog. This will allow for little confusion and a faster more informed response.

    1. Size of enclosure
    2. # of inhabitants - specifically other frogs and size differences
    3. Humidity
    4. Temperature
    5. Water - type - for both misting and soaking dish
    6. Materials used for substrate
    7. Enclosure set up i.e. plants (live or artificial), wood, bark and other materials.
    - How were things prepared prior to being put into the viv.
    8. Main food source
    9. Vitamins and calcium? (how often)
    10. Lighting
    11. What is being used to maintain the temperature of the enclosure
    12. When is the last time he/she ate
    13. Have you found poop lately
    14. A pic would be helpful including frog and enclosure (any including cell phone pic is fine)
    15. How old is the frog
    16. How long have you owned him/her
    17. Is the frog wild caught or captive bred
    18. Frog food- how often and if it is diverse, what other feeders are used as treats
    19. How often the frog is handled
    20. Is the enclosure kept in a high or low traffic area
    21. Describe enclosure maintenance (water changes, cleaning, etc)

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    Default Re: Pacman in a ten gallon??

    Yes you can, if it's 3-3.5 in. or more snout to vent (SVL). If smaller (little guys get stressed by larger enclosures) can locate a smaller breeder box or critter keeper inside the 10 gallon and release after it grows out. Can only think of a large Ornate female needing a larger tank.

    You will need a screen top, substrate (Plantation Soil or EcoEarth mixed with dechlorinated water until slightly damp and clumps in fist without squeezing water out), a water dish that fits whole frog with water to chin level) and a plant or something to provide stress shelter. To provide heat will need a lamp either in dome (Fluker's got some nice ones with dimmer) or a top. Domes can hold infra red or ceramic heat and regular bulbs too. You do not need UV type bulbs! If an "albino" can only use non-daylight type bulbs. Lamps dry the air so if more than 100-125W are required; it's better to supplement with heat mats affixed to side. Also, will need supplements administered weekly; CA/D3 2X and vitamins 1X on different days with skip day in between.

    That should be enough to get you started, but do please read this article and visit the Pacman section for more information: Frog Forum - Pacman and Horned Frogs - Ceratophrys - Care and Breeding . Good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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