I picked up a cute little ornate pacman the other day. Named him Atticus from one of my favorite books. I did some research before he came home, but just wanted to make sure about something. This is my first adventure into caring for something not fuzzy or a fish, and I'd like to make it a good one.
He came home in a cup similar size as what bettas are kept in at the store. The lady at the store said I can keep him in his cup until he's about half the size of it then move him into something bigger but still on paper towels until he's big enough to go into his perm. home then add substrate. I read somewhere that they will eat their bedding sometimes when they catch their food, and if they're too small it can get stuck and kill them, and I just wanted to be sure that he'll be ok without bedding until he's 3-4 inches, just wet paper towels.
Also what's the appropriate dosage of calcium/vitamins for a young frog? One site says every meal, another says one a month, and third said only if you don't feed fish or mice to your frog.
Also do they get more red as they get older or do the markings stay the same? I don't expect his brown spots to do much other than grow as he grows, but I was just curious if he'll get redder as he grows or he'll stay the same colorings he is now? I've not been able to find baby pics and adult pics of an ornate.
I've read the caresheet on here for them. I'm also going to probably go to the library and see if they have any books I can read.