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Pls help american bullfrog breeding

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by Amos aranha, May 20, 2018.

  1. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire

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    I bought very expensive 5 american bullfrogs and cant get more, i asked for 2 male and 3 female but only the 1 male and 4 female really came. im afraid that they dont breed, since i invested a lot to begin a little frog farm with this 5 frogs. And to worse , the only male are not addapting like the females, he dont fees and is allways escaping the pool to hide, he is very scary and i believe he will not breed.the 4 females if he stays opressed like that, im having to forcefeed him is sad. Pls help what i do
     

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  2. Danalemp1216

    Danalemp1216 Arachnosquire

    I have never kept bullfrogs, however, I would suggest switching your setup by filling the whole tub with several inches of water, getting a canister filter, and adding a couple of large bins filled with an appropriate substrate for the frogs to burrow and shelter. Bullfrog breeding is induced by seasonal changes. I suspect you will have to mimic seasonal shifts to induce breeding. Also, males are territorial, you are better off with only one male to several females- But I don't think you should be worried about breeding right now. Do your research on developing the appropriate environment for these animals, this seems like a big project, why are you trying to breed them?
     
  3. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoknight Active Member

    I can help a little. First of all, they will definitely not breed like that. A male will search for a mate by frog calling, like every other frog. Which they will jump onto the female and squeeze her eggs out, the male will fertilized those eggs as they are being released by the female. You need a way more water to breed them, and a bowl of water is way to small. Bull frogs are hard to breed, they need a lot of space and they need the right habitats to breed. Basically you need change its entire home, it really isn't ideal at all. Even here where I live, where there are a lot american bullfrogs in the wild, I heard of some people thinking of a bull frog farm, which did not end well. There might be somebody who can help, but i'm not a expert. Even when I was still in the frog hobby, most frogs were complicated to breed.
     
  4. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire

    Thx for help friend, i will full the pool with water for make a suitablr breeding place but i need them feesing for it first. Help me tell whats of this are males pls
     

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  5. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoknight Active Member

    Im not really good at sexing, but I do have some experience. By the looks of it, both pictures are female frogs. The males round ears, called the tympanum, is larger and darker. Also males have a yellow color throat. While females have white color throats. One thing I forgot to tell you. Males are actually territorial, meaning they establish an area for themselves. Then they do mating calls to attract females for mating.
     
  6. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire

    Pls bro i need help i agreed with you the guy send me only one male!!! Can i breed frogs with only onr male??? I read that i have to put a sound of male frog to stumulate him to make call too. Pls help ill shwo the picture of the only male, and a video of the breedinf sistem. Whats u guys think pls help
     

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  7. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire

    This is a frog im in doubt about female or male. Whats u think??
     

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  8. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I'm not sure, it looks like a female to me. All you need is one male and one female, then you will have tadpoles for 2 years, very big!:cigar:
     
  9. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoknight Active Member

    that's a male, and trust me. More males is not a good thing. Males will fight one another for female mates. All you need is one male and your good. I would rather have 1 male and 4 females, than 2 males and 3 female. The only reason why, is to reduce the chances of male competition for female mates. Breeding takes time, when the male establishes his territory, he will do the mating calls. You just have to wait until they are familiar to the new home that you just re-made, then they will breed. This species is going to require time to breed, but just keep them warm and well-fed, and you will be fine.

    Breeding season advice (in short)
    1. Males will establish territory.
    2. Males will do mating calls to call on females into there territory.
    3. females that are ready to breed will respond back and will go into the males territory. But if they don't respond to the males mating then they are not interested and are not ready to breed yet.
    4. Females will be in the water and the male will jump on the female and begin the breeding process.
    5. eggs will become tadpoles in a couple of weeks to months
    ---there you go in short, the short story of breeding.

    But you need to calm down and wait. Just keep them well fed and let them settle into their homes. And when the time is right, they will breed and have tadpoles. Be patient and wait, and also keep them warm. But that should not be a problem as you live in Brazil.
     
  10. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoknight Active Member

    that is a female
     
  11. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire

    This male have only one finger buble, only in the right hand and he dont want feed, i had to forcefeed him, im afraid ill have to use hormons in him to breed, what u think of the breeding tank???
    Thx for u answer friend it helped a lot, pls do u think this one is frmale.too or can be a young.male