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Mini Mossy Frog - Theloderma bicolor (Captive Bred)

Posted By: Josh's Frogs  on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 08:55

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Mini Mossy Frog - Theloderma bicolor (Captive Bred)


Defining Characteristics:



  • Rare in Captivity

  • Green and Red Coloration

  • Mimics Moss

  • Bold

  • Easy to breed

  • Moderately loud call 

  • Great in Groups

  • Nocturnal

  • Smaller and less destructive in Vivaria than Vietnamese Mossy Frogs


Name: Theloderma bicolor, also known as the Mini Mossy Frog or Chapa Bug Eyed Frog. Literally translating to 'Nipple Skin', the genus Theloderma is known for their unusual, bumpy texture.


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Additional Info and Care


Recommended Vivarium Size: A 20 gallon aquarium or 18x18x18 terrarium is suitable for 2-4 Mini Mossy Frogs. 


Temperature: They can tolerate a temperature range of 50 F to the high 70s F, but prefer temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s are ideal. Temperatures over 80F are dangerous.


Humidity: Like most frogs, Mini Mossy Frogs prefer a humidity range of 70 – 100%, but can tolerate humidity down to 50% for short periods of time if the frogs have access to water. Low humidity levels, especially without access to water, can quickly be fatal. Theloderma bicolor is a fairly aquatic frog, easily spending most of it's time at the water's edge, or even underwater.


Size: Adult female Theloderma bicolor are larger, measuring in at approximately 2.5 inches. Male Theloderma bicolor are a bit smaller, averaging about 2 inches at maturity. These frogs may take 12-18 months to mature.


Age: Theloderma bicolor is capable of living over 5 years in captivity under ideal conditions. This species is fairly uncommon in the hobby, and actual longevity expectations are varied. Based on our experiences with other members of the genus, a life expectency of over a decade would not be unusual. The Theloderma bicolor sold at Josh's Frogs are 2-3 months old.


Feeding: At Josh's Frogs, we feed our Mini Mossy Frogs dusted crickets. At 3/4", juvenile mossy frogs can easily take 1/4" crickets! Adults can consume 3/4" crickets.


Color/Pattern: They are a very contrasting frog when young, resembling it's sister species Theloderma corticale. Froglets have a distinct red and green patteron on their back, which dulls with age.


Social Behavior: Theloderma bicolor do well housed in groups their entire life, as long as enough space is provided. While mossy frogs can breed in a pair just fine, Josh's Frogs recommends purchasing multiple frogs if you are interested in breeding them. Mossy frogs breed great in groups.


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Shipping for any number of frogs is a flat rate $39.99. This includes postage, a box with 1" styrofoam insulation, gel packs, heat/ice packs and/or phase 22 panels if necessary. Josh's Frogs has been shipping frogs since 2004 and has shipped thousands of animals safely. Frogs are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and are delivered by 12:00 pm to most locations, Tuesday through Friday. Josh's Frogs does not ship frogs internationally. Scheduling of frog order is dependent on your availability and weather. Please view the Shipping tab on the website for detailed instructions.


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