These frogs are also called PacMan Frogs. The scientific name is Ceratophrys
ornata. They originated in Argentina, Uruguay and southeastern Brazil.
They can grow to 6" with the females getting the largest of the two
sexes. Males have dark looser throats and nuptial pads on the inner thumbs.
They can be aggressive and bite and should be kept separately. In this environment,
they are very hardy.
Feed small frogs small guppy sized fish or small crickets and adults with
larger fish and crickets. Feed small frogs every two days, eventually, feeding
adults once a week to ten days. Do not overfeed and teach to eat from tongs
to prevent consumption of gravel.
Babies can be kept separately in small containers several in a large container
divided into sections with PVC pipe pieces. Pairs can be kept together as
adults in a 10 gallon tank.
They need clean water, so consider this when designing tank. Sink a shallow
dish in gravel that is sloped. Keep temperature around 74-86 in the day
and 72-78 at night. Babies should be kept at 80-86. An under the tank reptile
heater might be a good source of heat under part of their tank. Do not use
chlorinated water. They do not need UV lighting although it does enhance
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