Red Webbed Gliding Frog - Rhacophorus prominanus (Captive Bred CBP)-


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Defining Characteristics: 

  • Intermediate Frog
  • Bright Green Coloration Red Webbing Develops as Frog Ages
  • Shy
  • Moderate to Keep
  • Medium Sized
  • Can be Kept in Groups
  • Foam Nest Breeder


Name: Rhacophorus prominanus is commonly called the Red Webbed Gliding Frog in the hobby. Occasionally, Rhacophorus prominanus is referred to as the Malayan Flying Frog.


Recommended Vivarium Size: Housing captive bred Red webbed Gliding frogs will require at least a 20 gallon or 18x18x24 front opening enclosure. A tank this size could house about 3-4 adult frogs. Substrate for these frogs could be tackled from two different directions: naturalistic and artificial. The naturalistic route will allow for live plants and microfauna to thrive. ABG is currently the best Bioactive substrate Josh’s frogs has to offer for plant growth and microfauna. This combined with our drainage layer on the bottom and sphagnum moss and leaf litter on top will keep your tank humid enough for this species of frog. The artificial route involves Josh’s Frogs frog foam substrate. This will act as a reservoir for moisture in the tank and allow for easy cleaning regularly. You will want to provide your red webbed gliders a small water source that they can soak in at night. Most of the time your frog will be perched on the glass or the decor in their enclosure. These frogs should be provided with a tropical level of UVB as they are mostly arboreal. Please keep in mind that wild caught gliding frogs tend to require much large enclosures to thrive, and even them may easily injure themselves as they jump around at night. Josh's Frogs strongly recommends seeking out captive bred animals.


Temperature: Rhacophorus prominanus ideally are kept at about room temperature, in the low to mid 70s. Like many other tree frogs they can tolerate short bouts of temperature spikes into the low 80s but keep in mind this is a montane species that typically likes it cooler. Make sure to keep an eye on temperatures with a digital thermometer.


Humidity: Rhacophorus prominanus can handle a wide range of humidity levels, but prefer a humidity level of 60-80%. Routine spraying and a full screen top will aid in providing proper humidity levels. Be sure to provide a shallow water dish so that your Red Webbed Gliders will not dry out in lower humidity. Make sure to measure humidity with a digital hygrometer.


Size: Adult Rhacophorus prominanus are medium sized, and there is a small size different between males and females. An adult male may reach about 2.5 inches. Females will be a bit larger and bulkier than a male, and measure just over 3 inches. Juvenile Red webbed gliders will be about 1” long when they are sold at Josh’s Frogs.


Age: There is not any good data surrounding the average lifespan of Rhacophorus prominanus but like most other tree frogs they will most likely live for up to 5 years and probably longer with ideal care.


Feeding: Rhacophorus prominanus are capable of eating crickets of varying sizes their whole lives, starting at 1/8" and ending with 1" crickets at adulthood. This can be supplemented with small dubia roachesblack soldier fly larvae, and the occasional waxworm (as a treat). At Josh’s Frogs, we feed our Red Webbed Gliders primarily 1/4" crickets at the time of sale.


Sexing: Sexing adult Rhacophorus prominanus can be fairly straightforward once they’re older, but can be difficult on younger animals. Once the frogs are about 12-14 months old, they display obvious sexual dimorphism. Females are about 2-% larger than males, and much more rotund with eggs visible when they are developed. Males are smaller, more slender, and typically call when kept in a wet or more humid environment.


Color/Pattern: Rhacophorus prominanus are a jade green color with a prominent red splotch on the webbing between the third and fifth toes on the hind legs. They have a cutaneous square shaped protrusion near the cloaca as adults.


Social Behavior: As with most frogs, Rhacophorus prominanus will be mostly solitary but can be kept in small groups with little aggression being displayed outside of the breeding season.


Breeding: Rhacophorus prominanus is a foam nest breeding frog and will affix a mucousy foam on the undersides of branches and leaves overhanging water. These frogs require cycling and a rain chamber to breed, much like other tropical tree frogs.


Natural Range: This species has been recorded from the foothills and mountains of the Main Range of Peninsular Malaysia at 250-1,100m asl, extending to Pattani, southern Thailand (Taylor, 1962 and Berry, 1975).


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Shipping for any number of frogs is just $39.99. 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 dependant on your availability and weather.


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We can ship directly to your address, as long as your local overnight low temperature is above 39F the night of shipping, and your high temperature is below 91F at noon on the day of arrival. If your overnight lows are below 40F but above 29F, Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your high temperature is over 90F at the guarantee 'delivered by' time (typically 12pm), Josh's Frogs can ship to your closest FedEx Staff Location that accepts Hold for Pickup packages. If your overnight low is below 30F, Josh's Frogs retains the right to hold frog shipping until temperatures increase due to safety concerns. We will hold the frogs at our facility for any length of time necessary to ensure that the frogs you order are received in the best of health. This policy is designed with the best interests and health of our animals at heart!


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FedEx's website will display the nearest locations where you may pick up your frogs. We'll look up the locations for you when you call to schedule frog shipping. You do not need to check your temperature before ordering frogs - Josh's Frogs will take care of this when contacted about scheduling shipment. Frog orders require contact from our customer prior to being shipped out, to ensure you will be there to receive the animals when they arrive, and to check your local weather conditions.


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. We have a special contract with UPS to ship live animals directly to residential addresses and guarantee live arrival as long as our Live Arrival Conditions are met.

Josh's Frogs guarantees the Health & Live Arrival of all frogs.

< p>All frog shipments are sent via FedEx Priority Overnight. Josh's Frogs guarantees that all frogs will arrive alive and in good health, provided that temperatures on day of arrival do not exceed 85 degrees before the frogs are delivered to home or business address, or nearest FedEx location. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 40 degrees for delivery to home or business address. Temperatures during transit do not drop below 30 degrees for pickup at the nearest FedEx location. Someone is there to accept the package on first delivery attempt, or package is picked up by noon the day of arrival if package is held at a FedEx location for pickup. Failure to meet these guidelines will void Josh's Frogs Live Arrival and Health Guarantee.

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