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    Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    Hercules has gone missing, and he's nowhere in the cage. Did Kermit eat him? I don't think they can eat eachother because they don't have any teeth... I can't find him anywhere.






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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    If Hercules could conceivably fit in Kermit's mouth then absolutely it is possible. However if they are the same size it would be quite a stretch. Do you keep track of their weights? If so you could check Kermit's weight and see if he's gotten mysteriously fat.
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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    Well, Hercules is actually a bit bigger than Kermit. I'm not sure how much they weigh. Hercules went missing this morning before I went to school. Kermit doesn't look any more fat than he was this morning. There are no gaps i know of in the cage. The cage top isn't held down with anything, but the light is on top of it.

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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    It's very unlikely that the larger frog would be eaten by the smaller one. You sure he didn't burrow down somewhere?
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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    Yes, I don't think that's possible because the cage is all water with a little fake tree stump, a large palm tree, and a medium sized rock bridge. Can they hold their breath that long???

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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    I don't know how long they can hold their breath, but I'm sure they can stay underwater for quite a while. Have you ever seen them climbing the sides of the tank? Are they even capable of climbing glass?

    Are there lots of plants in your water? He may just be very well hidden underwater. Sometimes when I look into my betta fish tank he is nowhere to be found. Turns out he has a nice little area in the back where he hides between two plants and is completely invisible from any side of the tank you look through.
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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    The only "plant" in the tank is the palm tree. I've seen Hercules climbing the glass A LOT. I often saw him justb sitting on top of the waterfall filter in the cage.

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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    He may have actually escaped then... They can squeeze themselves through some tiny little gaps.
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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    Fire Bellies can in fact climb up the side of a tank, and they can even squeeze out of a lid that has only a light on it. I found that out the hard way when I first started keeping them. Look at all the little gaps inside the decorations and then start searching the general area around the tank. I have witnessed mine staying under water for at least an hour straight, if not longer.

    Be sure to check under any furniture and inside anything that may be hollow. Before I got a secure tank, one would always escape and go to dark corner of the room.
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    Re: Can a Fire Belly Toad Eat Another Fire Belly Toad???

    Well, we ended up finding Hercules covered in dust (very skinny) in the corner of out living room behind the couch, downstairs. He was dead. I still don't know how he got out of the cage, and how he got all the way downstairs. : '(

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