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Care Sheet - African Sedge Frogs

Scientific name
Hyperolius puncticulatus
Habitat
South Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi)
Rainforest
Diurnal
Size
3-4 cm
Life Expectancy
4 years
Reproduction
The eggs are placed on leaves overhanging the water and fertilized there.
The eggs develop on the leaves. After circa 12 days the tadpoles hatch and drop
into the water.
Temperature
24-28C, night turn down to 20C
Humidity

70-95% the use of a misting or fogger system that can be controlled with
Humidity Control or Pro Timer. The Exo Terra Monsoon RS400 or similar.
Lighting
Daylight Sun Eco in combination with Light tube.
Substrate
Substrate like Jungle Bedding, Eco Bark, Forest bark, Moss
Cage Furniture
Large terrarium with an aquatic section, various hiding and climbing facilities.
Planting is recommended e.g. Ficus
benjamina, F. pumila, Scindapsus etc. Very important is good ventilation.
Terrarium Size
At least 30x30x40 cm
Food
Insects e.g. crickets, small locusts, cockroaches, wax moth etc. Regularly dust
food with Calcium and vitamins. Should be given 2-3 times a week.
Comments
Those frogs don't loose much moisture via their skin, so they can be kept at
higher temperatures. Males can change their sex to females to reduce rivalry, but
this is only possible if they have not changed their colour.