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Mantella Frog Care Sheet

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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 everything inbetween.
Natural Location: Madagascar
Average Lifespan: Up to 9 years
Estimated Size: 1" - 1.5"
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Feeding & Water

Mantella Frogs 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.


Temperature, Lighting & Humidity

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 threatened.

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