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Oriental Firebelly Toad

Common Names: Oriental Firebelly Toad

Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis

Distribution: Northeastern China, Korea

Size: To about 2 and 1/2 inches.

Temperament: Very calm for a small frog - not panic prone.

Hardiness: Very hardy when set up and maintained properly.

Sexing: Males' back is rougher. Males in breeding condition have nuptial pads on swollen front limbs.

"Captive Care"

Food: Nutrient fed and vitamin/calcium coated crickets and other small insects, also raw fish, earthworm sections and feeder guppies can be offered with forceps.

Housing: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for a small group of up to 6 - 8 toads. Use a bare or sand substrate. Provide a water depth of 2 - 4 inches, create hauling out (land) area with large flat rocks, cork bark floats and floating water plants.

Water: Use only aged or dechlorinated water, preferably filtered.

Temperature/Humidity: Day 68 F - 78 F, with high humidity.

Lighting: Full spectrum lighting/U.V. radiation is recommendedfor long term maintenance of Firebelly Toads.

Heating: Unless in very cold climates, supplemental heat is not required for this species under normal conditions.

Warning: Wash hands thoroughly after handling to remove skin toxins that can irritate eyes.

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