|Mantella Frogs get
along famously with each other, and you can keep
a handful in the same habitat. The different species
range in colours, from red to green to blue and
||Up to 9 years
||1" - 1.5"
will eat 2 or 3 times each day, but small feedings each time.
These frogs will eat more than they should, so be careful
to not overfeed them. Mantella Frogs need
a diet consisting of small insects, like crickets, small silkworms,
fruit flies etc. Dust them with a calcium supplement each
day, and a multi-vitamin supplement two times each week. Provide
clean water every day, in shallow containers, as these frogs
do not swim very well.
You do not need to provide your
Mantella Frogs with a heat gradient, but
the temperatures should remain constant. During daytime hours,
keep the temperature at 78 degees F. Provide a 12 hour daytime
period. At night, drop the temperature to 65 degrees F. Mist
the enclosure every day to keep high humidity levels. These
frogs do not need full-spectrum lighting.
Your tank should be 5 gallons
for each Mantella frog in the tank. You must
provide an individual hiding spot for each frog as well. Use
a mulch, bark or large gravel type substrate. Provide them
with branches for climbing as well.
|Do not handle these frogs without
wearing gloves. They may give off toxic excretions when feeling