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
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