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Old 11-07-2013, 08:32 PM
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Default Bastimentos size differential

Hey guys, just recently got my first group of 3 basti, and was wondering if like
most speices of frogs, are the females generally larger than the males ? I already
know I have one calling male, other 2 seem to be females as there has been no
calling as of yet. They are all about 8 months old, however the calling male is the
largest of the 3. Just curious as most of what I have seen and read has the females
usually on the bigger side. Thanks

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Default Re: Bastimentos size differential

IME, the females aren't always larger, but their torso is often proportionally longer. My males are often fatter than my females as well.

Just because you have a calling male and the others are not calling doesn't mean you have females. Often a calling male will suppress the calling in the other males in a tank. Males don't always attack the other males in a tank. Usually the only way you can tell you have a female (at least for me so far) is if you see eggs (or babies )
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Default Re: Bastimentos size differential

what phender said!

I had a 1.1 pair of Solarte until 1,5 month ago when I separated them.

then both frogs started calling and fighting each other....
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IME, the females aren't always larger, but their torso is often proportionally longer. My males are often fatter than my females as well.

Just because you have a calling male and the others are not calling doesn't mean you have females. Often a calling male will suppress the calling in the other males in a tank. Males don't always attack the other males in a tank. Usually the only way you can tell you have a female (at least for me so far) is if you see eggs (or babies )

I`ve experienced exactly what Phender said.

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