Small Pet Frogs That Stay Small: Infographic

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  1. Golden Mantella
    • Scientific Name: Mantella aurantiaca
    • Size (Adult): 1 inch (2.5 cm)
    • Weight (Adult): 3-12 grams
    • Description: Vibrant and colorful, requires a 5-gallon tank
  2. Gray Tree Frog
    • Scientific Name: Hyla versicolor
    • Size (Adult): 1.25-2.25 inches
    • Weight (Adult): 7.2 gm
    • Description: Can reach up to 2.25 inches, low humidity in tank, diet mainly of insects
  3. Glass Tree Frog
    • Scientific Name: Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni
    • Size (Adult): 1-2.3 inches
    • Weight (Adult): 5-14 gm
    • Description: Transparent skin, needs a 20-gallon arboreal tank
  4. Green and Black Dart Frog
    • Scientific Name: Dendrobates auratus
    • Size (Adult): 0.75-1.5 inches
    • Weight (Adult): Around 1 oz
    • Description: Bright coloration, name implies toxicity which is not a risk in captivity
  5. Burmese Chubby Frog
    • Scientific Name: Kaloula pulchra
    • Size (Adult): 2-3 inches
    • Weight (Adult): 80-120 gm
    • Description: Can live in a small group, needs a 10-15 gallon enclosure
  6. Red-Eyed Tree Frog
    • Scientific Name: Agalychnis callidryas
    • Size (Adult): 2-3 inches
    • Weight (Adult): 0.013-0.03 lb
    • Description: Smaller and skinnier than the female, needs a high enclosure
  7. African Dwarf Frog
    • Scientific Name: Hymenochirus
    • Size (Adult): Up to 3 inches
    • Weight (Adult): A few ounces
    • Description: Easy to take care of, friendly and social
  8. Clown Tree Frog
    • Scientific Name: Dendropsophus ebraccatus
    • Size (Adult): Up to 3 inches
    • Weight (Adult): A few ounces
    • Description: Resembles a clown’s attire, small space needed for housing
  9. Brazilian Gold Frog
    • Scientific Name: Brachycephalus didactylus
    • Size (Adult): 0.34-0.40 inches
    • Weight (Adult): Less than one ounce
    • Description: Very small, size of a shoebox is sufficient for housing
  10. Strawberry Dart Frog
    • Scientific Name: Oophaga pumilio
    • Size (Adult): 0.59-2.4 inches
    • Weight (Adult): 1 ounce
    • Description: Attracts attention with bright colors, needs room temperature around 70-80 degrees
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