I have two Fire Bellied Toads. Their names are Moss and Ziggy. I thought at first Moss was a female and Ziggy was a male. Ziggy would get ontop of Moss, but now it's the other way around. Moss is doing it ALL THE TIME and I don't think Ziggy is happy. Moss gets ontop and won't let go! She(he?) makes a lot of noise too and now I can't figure out if she(he?) is trying to mate with Ziggy (who might be a female??) or if I have two males and this is a dominance thing. Ziggy doesn't fight Moss off right away, but after a few seconds he(she?) has to really fight to get away. Moss holds him under water and doesn't let go! Ziggy has to turn upside down under water to get Moss off! Then when Ziggy tries to leave, Moss holds onto his leg! I used to have three of these in Canada, and I think they were all males. Sometimes they would do this, but once they realized that the other was a male, they would stop, and that was the end of it. But Moss keeps doing it! I just read on a website that Ziggy may be a female that just isn't ready to mate. My question is, would a male keep doing this to another male (so it is a dominance thing?) or is Ziggy a female and sooner or later she will accept Moss and lay eggs? I will post a pic so you can see, but Ziggy is the larger one with slighty larger forearms, so that's why we thought he was the male. Now Ziggy spends most of his time in a corner, and I think it's because he (or she!) doesn't like the other one
Ziggy is the darker one
Any ideas as to what's going on here?