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Blue Back Reed Frog
  • Other Names:

    • Blue Back
    • Blue Backs
    • Spotted Reed Frogs



    • Great beginner thumbnail frog
    • Dark blue color with yellow pattern similar to the night sky
    • Easy to breed
    • Moderately Loud call
    • Great in groups
    • Nocturnal


    Recommended Vivarium Size: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for 2-3 frogs.  They prefer a vertical habitat with access to water.


    Temperature: Range of 65 F to 80 F, but prefer temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures over 85 F are dangerous.


    Humidity: Range of 70 – 100%, but can tolerate humidity down to 50% for short periods of time if the frogs have access to water. Low humidity levels, especially without access to water, can quickly be fatal.  Blue Back Reed Frogs can be found in the areas between land and water.  


    Size: Adult females are approximately 1.5 inches.  Male reed frogs are smaller about 1 inch at maturity. 


    Life-Span: Blue Back Reed Frogs are capable of living well 5 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 2-3 years is more common.


    Feeding: Blue Back Reed srogs eat Drosphilia Hydei fruit flies and crickets.  All feeder insects should be dusted with supplements.


    Sexing: Female Blue Backs Frogs are larger than the males.  Finn's Frog Farms sells unsexed juvenile frogs, least three months out of the water.  


    Color/Pattern: Blue Back Reed Frogs are a light blue in color with dark spots.  The blue color can vary greatly from each frog.  The size of the sports are different on each frog.  It may take time before juvenile frogs get their adult colors.  At night the colors change.


    Social Behavior: These frogs do well housed in groups provided there is enough space.  Finn's Frog Farm strongly recommends against housing different species/morphs of frogs. 


    Blue Back Reed Frog

    • Must select overnight shipping or Twin Cities Metro Delivery (if local).

      Overnight shipping is through FEDEx and Hub to Hub.  Must pick up within 2 hours of delivery to FedEx Hub for the live arrival guarantee.

      Contact will be made with buyer before live animals will be shipped.  Overnight shipping rates may vary from the listed amount. We will contact you on final shipping prices.

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