I'm sorry, whenever I hear "pacman" I think batman!
But now I think friend!
We brought home a little baby pacman frog today at the expo. He's just a regular green one but we just fell in love with him! He was the most active out of the lot of them, and had the prettiest, sharpest patterns! He seems to be a decent weight, he's almost a perfect circle, a little bit thinner than wide, but closer to round than anything. He could sit perfectly on a half dollar coin if that helps describe his size..
And the second I opened the container to put him in the tank, he bit me! Love at first bite though, I promise! He let go right away and hopped right into his water bowl where he sat and stared at me.
I am frustrated though, I asked the breeder a lot of questions, and he seemed to know what he was talking about.. In fact he seemed to be the best of them! The other guy with pacman frogs only kept his in water and fed an all rodent diet. This guy actually used real enclosures and really seemed to follow what is set out there for the frogs.. But then once the purchase was made, he completely changed his demeaner and was now mentioning things he forgot to say before. Like, he just sort of guesses with things, he keeps his younger ones, like the one I bought in the water all the time(of course when I asked earlier he said no, meaning the adults) and he feeds a majority of rodent diet with occasional guppies. Our baby is still in the age where he would be eating guppies, but that's also the only thing he's ever eaten, which sort of makes me nervous cause I've heard fish staples aren't the best. But he was bought, couldn't give him back to the guy, so I don't know how hardy these guys are, but I'm hoping my guy could handle whatever else that guy may have put them through! Oh, and he uses tap water.
So! First thing on the list is getting him to eat some nice yummy gut loaded insects and get some variety in his diet.
His tank is a ten gallon. He has a waterbowl with fake plants surrounding it on the edges, and a fake tree bark hide if he wants to get out of the water. His tank is fairly empty for now because I want to make sure everything is ok and I can monitor him before putting in the eco earth.. Making sure nothing weird happens with the poop, etc.!
The room he is in fluctuates between 75-82 between day and night.. At most it can get to 85, at the least it ever gets to is around 70 at night, but that is a rare occurance. We have a heat mat on the side of the tank for if he does want that extra heat at night, but we wonder if it will make that side too hot, since it's already warm in the room!
I know it's a teeny tiny thing, but we can't help be curious about the sex! If we go by the 'nose' sexing, it looks MALE without a doubt! But I've heard that this theory can be wrong. When put in the new tank we did not hear any noises, however while still in the travel container if it was 'left alone' where it was put down and couldn't see us(the sides were that fogged plastic) it would make short little squeaking noises, really sounded similar to a mouse. What were those noises? Was he just upset at being in the little tiny cup and only got brave when big giant people weren't around?
As much as I google and search, I can not find any photo comparisons of a male and a female pacman frog! I must be rusty at this. I'm curious as to the difference between the male with his 'beard' and the female without one look like.
Well, our little friend doesn't have a name yet, but nathan wants to name him something along the lines of "omnom" so we'll see...
Check back tomorrow for PICTURES!