Tomato Frogs

One of the most beautiful frogs in herptoculture today is the Tomato Frog (Dyscophus antongili, D. guineti, D. insularis). Although not widely kept this frog can make a great addition to any collection. (more…)


Frog Larvae Care

Once the eggs are laid, place them in a separate tank from the adults. Depending on how many eggs you have will determine the size of the tank you will need. You definately need a good filter in the tank. Also, you will have to make partial water cleanings. You do this by taking some old water out, then putting clean water in. Make sure the clean water is the same temperature as the old water. (more…)


American Toad. Bufo americanus

American Toad

Scientific Name: Bufo americanus

Total Length: 2 – 4.5 inches

Range: The eastern half of North America, from central Canada to the southern states, but not reaching the Gulf coast.


Green Treefrog. Hyla cinerea

Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea

Scientific Name: Hyla cinerea


African Pyxie Frog. Pyxicephalus adspersus

African Pyxie Frog

Scientific Name: Pyxicephalus adspersus

Total Length: Females can get up to 5 inches while males up to 10 inches.


Fowler’s Toad. Bufo woodhousei fowleri

Bufo woodhousei fowleri

Scientific Name: Bufo woodhousei fowleri

Total Length: 2-4 inches


Breeding Oriental Fire-bellied Toads

When we got our two fire-bellieds (the male was named J.D. and the female is named Spider) on January 27, 1996, we were told not to put them in a tank with a lot of water or they will breed too much. We were like “Cool!”, so we tried it. We put J.D. and Spider in a 30 gallon tank with two Fowler’s Toads, two Bronze Frogs, and a Southern Leopard Frog. (more…)


Bronze Frog. Rana clamitans

Bronze Frog

Scientific Name: Rana clamitans clamitans

Total Length: Up to 4 inches, usually 2.5 inches

Range: Eastern U.S.


Leopard Frog. Rana pipiens and Rana utricularia

Leopard Frog. Rana pipiens and Rana utricularia

Scientific Name:

  • Northern: Rana pipiens
  • Southern: Rana utricularia



Oriental Fire-bellied Toad. Bombina orientalis

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad

Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis