Status: Currently trying to breed some.
Diet: in captivity, they will feed on small
Crickets and Fruit Flies.
Adult size: ~1"?
This culture is W/C from Tanzania. Hyperoliidae
is a family of small to medium sized frogs, brightly
colored frogs which contains more than 250 species
in 19 genera. Seventeen genera are live in sub-Saharan
Africa (Shiotz, 1999). In addition,the monotypic
genus Tachycnemis occurs on the Seychelles Islands,
and the genus Heterixalus (currently 10 species)
is endemic to Madagascar. Many species have smooth,
brightly patterned skin that almost looks enameled.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical
dry forests, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent
freshwater marches, arable land, urban areas, heavily
degraded former forest, ponds, irrigated land, and
seasonally flooded agricultural land. Breeding in
this family start at the begining of the rain season.
Most hyperoliids lay their eggs in water, although
foam nesting, tree hole breeding, and laying of
eggs in vegetation above water are all known behaviors.
Afrixalus builds leaf nests for its eggs, by folding
and gluing the edges of the leaves. Tadpoles are
pond type larvae with large dirsal fins on the tail.
Most Hyperoliids are arboreal, but some are terrestrial,
including several Kassina species that move by walking
or running rather than hopping. Diet varies widely,
with examples including Tornierella, who specialize
on snails, and Afrixalus fornasinii, the only terrestrial
frog known to prey on eggs of other species of anurans.
Their setup. They tend to hide really well! There
are actually 6 frogs inside :)!