reed frog breeding

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reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:21 pm

I'm reletively new to herps and i recently got reed frogs for my 13th birthday.I've got a trio of painted reed frogs and a single tinker reed frog.i recently saw that two of my painteds had eggs in them.i know they are not fertile yet so i am putting my painteds together in an extremly small fish tank with some sloping gravel and a plastic plant and about four centimetres of water. Im regularly misting it to simulate seasonal rainfall do you think this will work . Any info is appreciated :D
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby Fooble » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:21 pm

Kenana where did you get these frogs? I hope you didn't buy them?

Do you know the sexes of the frogs for sure?
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:48 pm

No a friend gave them to me. Not sure of sexes but i can see eggs in two of them (so theyre obviously female)and one has no eggs so i think it is a male.
I also used a small waterfall pump to shoot water onto the ceiling .the water ru
ns along the top of the tank and them drops back into the water stimulating rain
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:51 pm

Is there a problem with buying them because from what i researced you cant buy tjem anywere other than kzn otherwisw it is illegal.i may be wrong though
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:16 pm

How do you upload pictures
Im trying to show you guys the setup
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby Fooble » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:08 pm

There is just the issue of if you buy them you are being ripped off. To put it blankly.

Go to the gallery and upload them there or use www.photobucket.com
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:28 pm

Ok.i wanted to breed them and sell them to dragonfire or creatures and critters(exotic pet stores) to make a extra buck
how much do you think they will be worth each heard they can lay 150 eggs each in one go though they wont be all fertile
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby Bushviper » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:54 pm

Trying to sell frogs that they can go catch at the nearest stream will probably not work out too well for you. You never know. Breed them and then when they are little frogs offer them and see. Possibly they need food for the small vipers.
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:09 pm

True

If any of you are interested please message make me an offer
i would be willing to trade for a exoterra tank or if someone could create an awsome setup for mine
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby monopeltis » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Dude, walk to the closest pond or even sewer with a puddle. Wait there until it gets dark. You hear those whistling sounds? No, those are not birds...thousands of reed frogs.
They'll probably pay around R50 a frog.
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:30 am

Ive had them in my primitave "rainchamber" for three days now.do you think a should turn the
"rain" of because i think it is too rough for them
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:13 pm

Still keen on breeding them though
already getting impatient
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby Fooble » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:40 pm

Take a moment and think how long the tad poles take to turn into frogs.
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby kenan ganesan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:31 pm

Oh cr@p
its apparantly 5 weeks for reed frogs
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Re: reed frog breeding

Postby monopeltis » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:05 pm

But 5 weeks is not too bad for over 150 frogs x R50!!
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