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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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They come in to the green house where I have moved my tanks. There are 2 types. One is sort of camo colored, dull green-brown. The other is much brighter green.
They breed in the tanks, and there are lots of tadpoles in season, followed by tiny hopping things. The greenhouse has some tropical plants in raised rock planters. All I see is a blur of motion when the baby frogs are that small. Hard to find them among the plant leaves and rocks until they move, and then they are darting around to get out of site.

The croaking can get quite loud when all the male frogs are claiming their tanks!

These are not under water frogs like are normally kept in aquariums. They spend most of their time on the plants above the water. They are maybe 2" long, max.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 01:26 AM
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Leopard frogs in my area have camo spotted coloring.

They oftfen need to be rescued from swimming pools.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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These are not leopard frogs. Not so distinctly spotted.
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Try http://www.californiaherps.com/ident.../frogs.id.html and let us know if you can find it.

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Sounds like you've got some type of native tree frog living around your house. Take a look at this link http://www.californiaherps.com/ I bet it'll have an ID on them.

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http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs.../p.sierra.html

Thanks! Looks like the '2' are really all the same species, bright green or dull.
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They're probably just grey and green treefrogs. They're native to the US and can survive winter by changing their blood chemistry.

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In New York we have Gray tree frogs. Gray tree frogs are also INSANELY loud. i actually have some living in the trees behind my house and when the sun starts to go down you cant even have a conversation 100 yards away. im half tempted to catch some and keep them in a tank. They are really cool. what species are the ones you have Diana?


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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I think they are the ones I linked from O2surplus's post:
Sierra Tree Frogs.

They are really loud, too. I can hear them in every puddle along the road when it rains.
Weather is mild enough for them to breed in the winter.

I have started hearing a few already in the greenhouse.
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