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Question by  jsh626 (13)

What is the proper way to set up a terrarium for a fire belly toad?

I need to set up a terrarium for my fire belly toad.


Answer by  caftril (176)

An fire belly toad aquarium should have about 4 inches of room temperature water with a standard pumped filter, some underwater decoration for privacy, and a dim, cool light source on top. The above water area can be a commercial plastic island or several large rocks with enough sphagnum moss to hide in.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

First clean out your tank. Second place some gravel on the side within the tank. Make sure light can shine down through the mesh top of the tank. Keep the inside of the tank dry. Use the gravel to create a little island over the light. Also store their food where they can not see it!


Answer by  phoenixdown (12)

You will need a 5-10 gallon tank. Set up the tank as half land and half water with some sticks and branches for him to climb around on. This frog is nocturnal so a light isn't needed, but its a good idea. Just a low watt basking bulb will work.


Answer by  Shirley277 (35)

I think coco husk substrate, sandy top soil or compost (without fertilisers), sphagnum moss, peat, live moss and a selection of live plants will help increase the humidity in the setup. Never use gravel in your Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad's terrarium, as they can become impacted if they ingest it.

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