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   Transferrant African Reed Frog (Hyperolius argus)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Sub-family: Hyperoliinae
Genus: Hyperolius
Species: argus
Year: 1842
Distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa

Status: Currently trying to breed some.

Diet: in captivity, they will feed on small Crickets and Fruit Flies.

Adult size: in general, adults get to one inch long.

There are over 150 known species of Reed Frogs. Hyperolius argus is one of only five species of frogs in which males and females do not share the same coloring. Males are usually green colored, and Females usually Reddish with bright little spots. This species is highly variable in color and pattern. They live in low bushes and grasses in the wild. They show their best coloring at day time while under the sun. They are most active during night time. They have a huge appetite and will feed on pray of their size and smaller. Make sure to coat their food in proper multi-vitamins every 2nd feeding.

A 10 gallon aquarium that measures 20x 10x 12 inches high (50x 25x 30 cm) is an ideal size for this small type of frogs.

A low-wattage heat lamp should be placed over one side of the cage, ensuring there is some foliage under the basking spot. Temperature should be 32°C (90°F) under the basking light, and the rest of the cage should be 21°C (70°F) to 27°C (80°F). At night the heat lamp can be turned off, decreasing the temperature. Reed frogs are tolerant of many conditions, and healthy individuals can cope well with temperatures outside of their preferred range.


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