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Fire Belly Toad Care Sheet

Description: The belly of the Fire Belly Toad is red or orange and color with the remainder of its body being varying shades of green.
Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis
Average Size: 2 inches
Origin: Southeast Asia


Crickets and mealworms should make up the majority of a Fire Belly Toads diet with waxworms being added on occassion. When the toad is full grown it may be possible to feed it small pinkie mice.


Lighting: Although Fire Belly Toads have no specific requirements for lighting you may want to use a heat bulb to obtain the recommended basking spot temperature.
Physical Design: These toads like to swim but will also spend a fair bit of time on the land. For this reason you should design their habitat with a portion of water and a portion of land.
Size: An aquarium that is at least 10 gallons in size would be sufficient for up to 2 Fire Belly Toads.
Substrate: Anything that cannot be ingested can be used as a substrate. Suitable materials include peat moss and compacted potting soil. Avoid materials such as gravel and other small pebbles.
Temperature: Appropriate temperature levels for Fire Belly Toads are between 70 and 75 degrees F. They do enjoy to bask so be sure to provide them with a basking spot that is between 10 to 15 degrees F warmer than the rest of the habitat. Water temperature should be in the range of 75 to 80 degrees F.
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