Red eyed tree frog turned blue

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Red eyed tree frog turned blue

Postby greggles » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:01 pm

 Hi all, 

I've had afew red eyed tree frogs for afew years now and there was always one that was smaller than the others and didn't grow much. Figured he was a "runt of the liter" and for the last year At feeding time I will always hand feed him afew crickets while the rest can hunt for them selves. (Hasn't helped much)  

Went to check up on them this morning and he is blue. Completely blue. 

One other variable may be the UVB light it blew afew days ago so no UVB for about 3 days and i replaced it today. 

Any one seen this before? I haven't found anything online. 



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Postby Aaron » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:52 am

Hi Greg,

Do you have any photos of the frogs? Captive Red-eyed Tree Frogs often don't develop normal pigmentation and colour compared to wild frogs for reasons likely to connected to diet and exposure to natural light. It would be unusual for it to turn blue overnight though, particularly if it did have the normal green colouration before this.

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