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    Question Fire Bellied Toads...need help please

    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?
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    Are they supposed to be brown? The ones I had as a kid were always bright green.

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    The ones I had in Canada were bright green too, but they are sometimes brown like that. It's not because they're unhealthy. They might turn green, but radjess told me that he had some that were always brown.
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    what temps are you keeping them at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler_mt View Post
    what temps are you keeping them at?
    It's at 76 degrees. It's supposed to be there, isn't it?
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    i dont see any water in there, they have plenty of clean water right?

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    Of course, lol.
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