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    Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    Hi I am just wondeirng if a fire-bellied toad can live of earthworms. I am not a big fan of crickets and did not like feeding them to my leoprad geko. One time my sister accedently dropped the box they was in and they just went everywhere, what a problem that was lol.

    Also I have been offered a starter kit which contains:
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    clearseal aquarium 16"x8"x8"
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    All of that for 36.07
    Any good or not?






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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    nope, worms don't have enough nutrition. You really need to feed them crickets. I have crickets in my house, its just something i put up with. You might want to consider a difrerent container for the crickets.

    and that is WAAAAAY too small. it works out to only 4 gallons (15 liters). One frog should have 10 (38 liters), and then 5 gallons each additional frog. I have 4 in a 29 gallon tank.
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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    From what I understand you can use earthworms for Bombina and they are very nutritious (calcium content or something), only problem is, you have to cut the really large ones up to feed them off, or you can get the really small ones, but sometimes they don't like the bitter taste of the worms. I gave it a try at the suggestion of some more experienced keepers, but found that they would take a first piece, then ignore the rest of the pieces, and after about 5 minutes, weren't interested anymore cuz the pieces stopped "wiggling". Unless you can get the smaller ones of course.

    Another really good worm that had been suggested to me was Tomato Horned Worms. You can find them on the internet in smaller sizes.

    Might just be better off with crickets like Shlegelbagel said, way less hassle.

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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    Ok thanks to both you.
    I have decided on getting african dwarf frogs now.


    Edit: After reading it sounded like I was being rude to you both, just wanted to let you know I wasn't (:

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    haha, you didn't sound rude!
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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    I didn't think you sounded rude either..........just decided, LOL
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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    You can feed them earthworms, but they have to be small enough. I also wouldn't make them the staple in the diet. You also have to consider where you're getting them from. Earthworms in the soil can often be chemically contaminated, or they could harbor disease or parasites. And worms sold in bait shops are typically nutritionally devoid because they're just used as bait.

    But if you're going with dwarf frogs then it really doesn't matter
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    Re: Oriental Fire Bellied Toad?

    Quote Originally Posted by furryscaly View Post
    You can feed them earthworms, but they have to be small enough. I also wouldn't make them the staple in the diet. You also have to consider where you're getting them from. Earthworms in the soil can often be chemically contaminated, or they could harbor disease or parasites. And worms sold in bait shops are typically nutritionally devoid because they're just used as bait.

    But if you're going with dwarf frogs then it really doesn't matter
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