Originally Posted by Encyclia
I'll tag in. I have read a lot of good stuff in both of the threads that you started that say the same thing. I will repeat that you cannot know what morph a frog is based on how they look. No one can tell you but the breeder. If the breeder can't tell you which morph your frogs are, you shouldn't breed them. I should also say that you should be buying your frogs from breeders that know exactly what morphs they are and where they got them.
As a side note, I don't like how skinny these froglets are. The front legs, especially, look too small (in width, not length). Another possibility is that these frogs are much too small to have been sold. I have a hard time telling how small they are from the pictures. Are they smaller than a dime?
Are the frogs eating well? What are you feeding your frogs? What are you supplementing with (what vitamins are you using)? I want to make sure that these frogs have a path back to health, if they are underweight.
I get it's impossible to tell the line at this point and that was drilled into me. I will never make that mistake again but I was surprised to see Josh's Frogs say they are selling Leucamelas that flat out specify they were created from crossing lines when I was trying to determine what I had. If that was the case is it wrong to just say they are Dendrobates Leucamelas and never specify a line or is even that wrong.
- As for the size I think these fall into the they were too small to sell size. They are like 3/4 the size of my pinky nail and struggle to even eat a melongaster fruit fly missing a few times before catching them still. I watch them eat a few each before walking away when I feed them. If they miss they kind of sit there for a few minutes almost like they think they just ate something. I then come back open the top and blow on the flies to make them move around.
- I'm using Rapashy Calcium Plus
My Auratus were a little bigger when I got them and also terrible hunters. Once they became better hunters it seemed like they turned into little marbles overnight and doubled in size. You can see them in my other thread.
I have regular blue Azureus that thank god don't seem to go through this level of scrutiny that I also got when they were this size. They are going though this transformation now from seeming almost useless to becoming assassins.