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Old 01-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Semi aquatic or semi terrestrial???

I recently got a firebellied toad and I am going to upsize its tank. Should I make a terrarium with a large "pond"? Or an aquarium with a land portion?

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A terrarium with a pond would be easier because i have lots of terrarium dirt but not much aquarium gravel
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I would think a terrarium with a pond. When I think of these toads I imagine humid rain forests with little puddles here and there. However this may be incorrect.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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I have three fire belly toads. I have an aquarium with a floating island and other decorations for them to climb on. I have feeder guppies in the water and they do a good job of eating the poop from the toads. I originally bought the guppies for the toads to eat but they wont touch them
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Ive gone with the semi aquatic terrarium with the pond and it looks great and the toad loves it!
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Fire-bellied toads love marshy ground... So like.. Not quite solid land, and not quite water... I find they really enjoy wet moss shreds. Sphagnum moss is easy to find. Your current setup is very nice and I think it will work wonderfully.
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Ive gone with the semi aquatic terrarium with the pond and it looks great and the toad loves it!
Wow that looks really great! , I can't tell but does the pond have any sort of filtration?
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No... But it ended up not mattering because the lid wasnt on right
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I went half and half on mine, and my toads spend more time in the shallows of the water. I also have plenty of wood and rocks stocking out of water they love floating near. Sry about ur toads.
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firebellies are a norther asia species that lives in marshy areas. They like moderate to cool temps (50-70 degrees) with lots of water but good options to get out onto land. Your setup looks pretty good for them
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Does anyone know whats the difference between organic top soil and organic potting soil. As i was told to use organic potting soil for my PVC habitat. But my LHWS only has the organic top soil. Does anyone know what else i can use if i cant find the OPS. Please help.
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