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    is it common for a fire belly toad to completely change colors with in a matter of a few days? just wondering because one of my adult fire belly toads turned charcoal color. I keep a close eye on them daily and i know each one on and individual basis and this one turned drastic colors over night. The thing that is confusing me is it is perfectly healthy and has been eating. If it is the same color tomorrow i will send pics. just wondering if anyone knows what could cause this.

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    This is a common occurance within firebellies, usually
    change in temperature or lighting may be the cause.
    "A Righteous man cares for his animals" - Proverbs 12:10
    1.0.0 Correlophus cilliatus
    2.1.0 Bombina orientalis
    0.1.0 Ambystoma mexicanum
    0.0.1 Ceratophrys cranwelli
    1.0.0 Litoria caerulea
    1.1.0 Dendrobates auratus "Nicaraguan"
    0.0.2 Dendrobates tinctorius "Azureus"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombina Bob View Post
    This is a common occurance within firebellies, usually
    change in temperature or lighting may be the cause.
    well that is a relief there for a minute i thought something might be wrong. So do you think that gut loading their food with pigments such as what is contained in carrots can have a significant effect on their coloration?

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    I know some people use color enhancer for birds mixed in
    the suppliments but im not sure how frog safe this color
    enhancer is though
    "A Righteous man cares for his animals" - Proverbs 12:10
    1.0.0 Correlophus cilliatus
    2.1.0 Bombina orientalis
    0.1.0 Ambystoma mexicanum
    0.0.1 Ceratophrys cranwelli
    1.0.0 Litoria caerulea
    1.1.0 Dendrobates auratus "Nicaraguan"
    0.0.2 Dendrobates tinctorius "Azureus"



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    humm i am sure a diverse diet is the best i will be able to do. the last thing i want to do is give them chemicals or something harmful. well i will do light and temp experiments and see what effects they have on their colors. thanks for all your help Ryan.

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