Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Theloderma corticale

A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me a price list that had these frogs listed on it, along with some photos. I was fascinated, the frogs were beautiful, but I was a little put off by the price, which was $400 each. However a couple of years ago they began appearing at about a third that price, and I finally decided to try a group of them.

I have thoroughly enjoyed them, they have proven relatively easy to keep and breed. The colors are amazing, and they have a quiet call that is not at all what you would expect from a frog!

 

Synonyms
Locality

none

Northern Vietnam
Temps
Humidity
Terrarium Preferences
Low sixties to low eighties. Ideally mid seventies. Moderate

This frog does not require a particularly large tank, a twenty tall or thirty long should be large enough for three or four. They do require a terrarium with plenty of water, and a pool that makes up most of the bottom of the tank is needed. Moving water is not required, but filtering it will help in keeping water clean.

Size
Visibility in the tank
Groups of these compatible
Up to about 3 inches Good. Often rests during the day in view….if you can spot them!

Yes, do well in groups as long as they are not overcrowded.

Experience Level
Compatible with other species?
Beginner

Caution should be used, any frog or other animal that is small enough to be eaten will be.

Breeding :
Status in Hobby
Probably best bred in groups, but I have not tried keeping and breeding just a pair.

Still not well established, but should become more common as time goes by.

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