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Penny and Nickle

Tomato Frog

Overall satisfaction

2/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

1/5

Activity level

2/5

Temperament

4/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

1/5

Broke My Heart

By

United States

Posted Aug 10, 2012

I wanted African Dwarf frogs to keep in the fish tank, but heard they were rather dirty, and so opted to get a separate tank and got Tomato Frogs from Petsmart (I didn't realize that they were an endangered species when I purchased them and was very surprised to learn that especially when I bought them at the regular pet store.)
I loved these frogs that were easy to see, fun to watch, and on occasion would croak softly in a way that was exciting to hear, not loud or obnoxious.
Sadly, it turns out they are rather delicate frogs. I tried very hard to feed them proper food, no crickets that may scratch or bite, proper amounts of clean water daily, shady and sunny spot, and appropriate temperature in the tank. I even took them to the vet when they started to get sick, spending more on the vet bills than the actual frogs and set up themselves. I watched in desperation as my frogs quit eating and died despite hours of research and effort to keep my babies alive.
I still don't know for sure what I did wrong, but suspect that the tank was too warm for them and led to bacterial or fungal infections in all 3 that eventually killed them.
If this is for a first time frog owner, STOP! And i would research and plan your tank carefully to make sure you can properly care for this precious frog.

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