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Old 03-28-2013, 12:30 AM
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Can someone post a few pictures of male verses female Santa Isabels?

I have a nice group of these guys, and they are lovely to watch. I am thinking they are about 6ish months old (I have it written down somewhere...) and I am having a hard time distinguishing their sexes.
I have one frog who is certainly a male, as he calls continuously, but all the other frogs seem to be a similar body type to this fellow. It would really be just my luck for all of them to turn out to be male..
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I have a group of 6 and they all looked the same as they grew up until one day when they were around 8 months old a couple got fatter and I had eggs a week later. So my females didn't really show any size difference until they were practically gravid. I wouldn't worry yet.
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Excellent to hear. Thanks for your reply.
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I've noticed more of a chubby pear shape to the lower body of my females vs more of a bean shape to males but as stated by carola, it's not until she's jus about ready to lay.

Here's my female on he leaf climbing


Here's one of my males climbing to his calling perch


And here's one of my male calling. This one just makes me feel good.
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Here is one of my females when she is close to laying... They get exceptionally chunky haha. But those large clutches have to come from somewhere I guess.

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I got mine in perfect timing!

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Wow. They're busting at the seams. Lol. Nice pics guys
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Default Re: Santa Isabel size difference between sexes

Awesome pics, these are in the running for my first group of darts, that is for sure!
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As it turns out I have at least one female in my group. I found a few tadpoles in their pond just a few days ago, and saw a male transporting a whole bunch of tadpoles today.
The definite female is just a tad larger than the males, and a bit rounder, but she hasn't been so plump until just recently.
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I just got tads from mine to. So cool! goodluck!
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Crappy pic, of course, but it can give you an idea of ​​the size. The male is on the glass. The mature female is visibly larger than the male.
Other two pics of the frogs just purchased.
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