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Dyscophus antongilii

Tomato Frog

Scientific Name: Dyscophus antongilii

Best Substrate for Madagascar tomato frog Dyscophus antongilii ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Tomato Frog Bedding


Tomato Frogs, scientifically known as Dyscophus antongilii, are named for their bright red-orange coloration, which resembles the appearance of a ripe tomato. Native to the rainforests of Madagascar, these frogs use their vivid coloration as a warning to potential predators about their toxicity. When threatened, Tomato Frogs can secrete a sticky, toxic substance from their skin that can deter and irritate predators. This defense mechanism, combined with their striking appearance, helps them avoid predation in the wild. These frogs are also known for their plump, rounded bodies, which can grow up to 4 inches in length, making them one of the larger frog species in Madagascar.

Another fascinating aspect of Tomato Frogs is their unique reproductive behavior. During the breeding season, males produce loud, resonant calls to attract females. Once a female is attracted, she can lay up to 1,000 eggs in shallow water bodies, such as temporary pools or slow-moving streams. The eggs hatch into tadpoles within a few days, and these tadpoles undergo a rapid metamorphosis into juvenile frogs. Tomato Frogs are also notable for their burrowing behavior; they often dig into the substrate to create a cool, moist hiding spot, which helps them avoid the heat and dryness of their environment. This behavior is essential for their survival in both the wild and captivity. Their bright coloration, effective defense mechanisms, and interesting breeding habits make Tomato Frogs a captivating subject of study and a popular choice among amphibian enthusiasts.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by tomato frog lovers, for tomato frog lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect tomato frog bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate tomato frog bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

Not Convinced?

Common Tomato Frog Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your tomato frog by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your tomato frog.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your tomato frog.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your tomato frog. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your tomato frog.