Tomato Frogs  Dyscophus guineti

    The Tomato Frogs are represented by three generations of animals.  We have successfully reproduced Tomato frogs from generations F0 through F2, ultimately resulting in F3 offspring.  Unlike an article seen in a major reptile magazine, all of this reproduction was done without the use of injectable hormones.  Offspring from all adults can be variable.  We have had all three color varieties comprising yellows, reds and oranges represented in a single clutch.  Contrary to some publications on Tomato Frogs we have not observed a decrease in coloration with successive generations.  Quite the contrary has proven in our offspring.  We see much brighter reds as opposed to maroon colored adults.  Yellows and oranges are brilliant and not at all washed out.  Our frogs are either kept in sweater boxes with damp sphagnum moss with a top soil base or in 10 gal glass aquariums with a screen top and the same substrate.  Temperatures range from a night time low of around 74 to a daytime high of 88.  No direct lighting of any type is used other than the ambient daylight in the room.  A staple diet of crickets are fed to them every two or three days and occasionally a newborn pinkie mouse.  We supplement with Rep-Cal with vitamin D3 no more than once every 10 days.  We also recommend you never mix frog species or keep captive bred with wild caught of the same species.  The benefits of keeping species separate far outweigh the problems often encountered when mixing them.  As an additional precaution:  Ensure that ants are not present in your home (in or near the frog enclosure).  If so, we recommend using a non-aerosol ant bait outside of the frog enclosure to eliminate their presence.  Frogs may succumb to ant bite or sting if they are attacked by significant numbers of ants.

F2 male and WC female (2001)

Tadpole comparison
(1 week to 3 weeks)

Tomato Tadpoles

More Tomato Tadpoles

F2 - Tomato Frogs

Tomato Frog eggs

Tomato tadpoles

Tomato froglets