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    I'm trying to figure out what species of xenopus these froglets are. forgive the photo quality. they were kind of stressed out because some idiot decided to dump goldfish in their tank (this is at a pet store) and they were moving around quickly. I think they're xenopus laevis but I'm not sure. help? thanks!

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    me again! If you can't see the pictures, try going on tapatalk. not an ad for the app! this issue is just rly time sensitive and I wouldn't want to provide improper care for the frogs when I do get them. if you can't get the app+can't see the pics, here's a description: they're babies, about the size of a thumb to a generic pink eraser. there are some dark ones and some albinos, and they all have black tips at the end of their "claws" (easier to see on the albinos). you can also private message me if that's a thing on this forum (I'm new sry) and I'll send pictures to you via the site as opposed to the app.

    if if you have experience or resources that would tell me the care is he same for all xenopus frogs, that would be SUPER helpful. of if you know of a visual and/or descriptive guide to xenopi (is that the plural?) that would be awesome. y'all are cool.

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    They look like laevis, but it can be hard to tell at a young age. But if they are in a pet store, chances are they are laevis.

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    thank you!!!

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    The frog is Xenopus laevis. Here is a great amphibian resource: == once there you can search for Xenopus or any amphibian genus.
    Terry Gampper
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    “If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.”
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    ur all very very cool!

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