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Just got these beautiful little things. Gonna have to take better pics later.









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Those look great! I didn't even know there was a species of glass reed frogs. What is it?
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Those look great! I didn't even know there was a species of glass reed frogs. What is it?
Still trying to find the scientific name lol.
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Looks like Hyperolius argus. They're a really sexually dimorphic species where the males are smaller and semi-transparent green and the females are orange or pink with cream spots. I've got a pair of these guys, and they really seem to enjoy large crickets and moths. Awesome frogs poison!
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Cool. Thank you very much . So these are both males if they are indeed H.argus? Or do the females change color with age? These guys are both under an inch so they are feeding on pinheads and fruit flies for now.

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Wow these are awesome! I second the request for pics of yours please.
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Those look awesome! I used to have one, unfortunately he didn't look in the best condition when I bought him and he didn't survive. Very cool frogs though, best of luck with them!
How many did you get? And did you buy them online somewhere or at a reptile show?
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They look like Hyperolius pusillus to me. In South Africa, we call them Water Lily Reed Frogs. They make great pets, and have a lot of personality. If you wanted to sex them, you could tell the sexes apart by the throat coloration. Mature males have a yellow throat. I hope this helps to some degree.
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Those look awesome! I used to have one, unfortunately he didn't look in the best condition when I bought him and he didn't survive. Very cool frogs though, best of luck with them!
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I only got a pair of them. I got them at petkingdom over here in San Diego.
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They look like Hyperolius pusillus to me. In South Africa, we call them Water Lily Reed Frogs. They make great pets, and have a lot of personality. If you wanted to sex them, you could tell the sexes apart by the throat coloration. Mature males have a yellow throat. I hope this helps to some degree.
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It is my greatest pleasure. Enjoy those reed frogs, and please remember to keep us updated... Especially with photos ;-)
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Gorgeous! It seems that these frogs produce a dual vocal sac when they call. Any pic od the viv?
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I too would love to see the vivarium. I love reed frogs. I feel they are underappreciated. I have a group of starry nights and they are probably my favorite frogs in my whole collection.

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Not the best looking enclosure but it will do for a grow out enclosure. Probably gonna take out the giant a** pothos leafs and put smaller ones in so there can be more cover for them. Also gonna cover three sides.









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Already amazing feeders.
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Where did you get these? Were they on kingsnake? They seem like that kind of thing.

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I believe he said he bought them at a pet store in California.
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I believe he said he bought them at a pet store in California.
Oops - somehow I skipped over that.

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didn't someone tell you not to text and drive??? Beautiful frogs...
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I bred Reticulated Reed Tree Frogs a few years ago, they are great hardy frogs too. Great callers, although they would call as soon as lights went out all night haha, but you'll get used to it.

Awesome frogs good luck with them.
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I bred Reticulated Reed Tree Frogs a few years ago, they are great hardy frogs too. Great callers, although they would call as soon as lights went out all night haha, but you'll get used to it.

Awesome frogs good luck with them.
I'm looking forward to it haha

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Size is usually the best way to differentiate adult pusillus and argus. Arugs are 27-34mm and pusillus don't really get more than 20mm. 16-20mm. When they're a year or so you could take measurements to be sure. Since yours are males they will be on the smaller end of those ranges.
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Very delicate looking nice find. What are you thinking for final accommodations. I have always thought a pond edge scene with reeds would look great in a tall viv. Maybe 18" square by 36" tall with metal halide light and a sump.

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Well unfortunately the smaller one passed away. I was dumping in some fruit flies and his arms were stretched all the way out while he was on the glass. I tried to move him as it looked very awkward then he fell to the ground and died. His origins were very shriveled up and looked to have no water in him. The other one on the other hand is a pig and is chomping down on flies every night. He has grown a little bit and doing great. Gonna pic up another if they still have them in.

Only thing I can think of that happened is a spider bite maybe? There was a spider web behind a piece of wood. I cleaned everything out so no spiders are in their now.
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Very delicate looking nice find. What are you thinking for final accommodations. I have always thought a pond edge scene with reeds would look great in a tall viv. Maybe 18" square by 36" tall with metal halide light and a sump.

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Definitely don't plan on going that large on the enclosure. Sounds nice and all but limited room. A water portion does sound like a good idea though. Not sure on how large of a cage I'm gonna use yet.
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A similar thing happened when I had a glass reed frog years ago. One day, he just basically stretched out and fell off the glass, then never recovered unfortunately. I was told that many of them come in loaded with parasites and sometimes they literally drop dead because of their poor health.
I would definitely get fecals sent out ASAP on the other one and treat if needed, and consider getting a necropsy on the one that died. You'll never know for sure what happened if you don't.
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I was going to type out a post when I first saw this thread. Never got around to it. Anyways, imported reed frogs really seem to have a penchant for dropping dead (in my experience at least).

In other posts on the internet I've called them Typhoid Mary frogs, and I think with good reason. I've witnessed some really bizarre ailments on Hyperolius species I've purchased; i.e. blowing up like balloons, dropping dead in seconds, horrible skin infections/conditions that manifest in about 24 hrs etc.

Anyways, long story short, I would certainly advise taking a freshly purchased import right to the vet, right off the bat. Either that or shotgun treat the frogs for everything-fungus, bacteria, parasites, if you are comfortable doing that.

As an aside, I purchased 8 or so Hyperolius fusciventris burtoni at the San Diego Super show a few months ago. One is still alive. The other seven dropped dead pretty much in a couple days. Some developed skin lesions overnight. The thing is, I was really picky choosing those frogs, they were all really nice-looking and bright-eyed when I picked them up. Most of my Hyperolius-buying stories have ended like this.

That's about all I got concerning reeds. Remember not to keep them too swampy and humid, and a mild basking light certainly couldn't hurt. Once they are acclimated etc. they really are some of the most rewarding and attractive frogs I've ever owned. Good luck! JVK
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