Vivarium & Habitat

Red Eyed Tree Frog Housing

Red eyed tree frog needs plenty of space. An all-glass large vivarium with spacious vertical room is recommended as they are arboreal; plenty of height space is needed. Typically a 20 gallon tank is needed for 2 to 3 frogs, the larger the better if you plan to house more tree frogs. The vivarium should be topped with a screened to prevent the frogs from escaping.

Lights & Temperature Control

This pet do not need any specific light or heat emitter, they are doing well at room temperature. However, to be safe, you should make sure that the tank temperature is within the range of 26C to 28C during day time and 20C to22C at night. This can be achieved using an underneath heat mat controlled by thermostat. You should setup a low UV lamp to create a natural day and night cycle. This UV bulb as serve as light source for the plant inside the tank as well.


Red eyed tree frog needs substrate. The substrate used should be to support high level of humidity, easy to clean, and resistant to fungus growth. This coconut husk fiber, safe soil, cypress mulch, orchid bark, moist form rubber or moist paper towel with 2 to 5 inches depth. However, the ideal choice is coconut husk fiber that is available in different forms. At the bottom of vivarium, aquarium gravel can be used for drainage purpose.


red eyed tree frog tank habitatThere should be several perches and hiding places for red eyed tree frog. Hiding spots can be created using live plants or artificial plants with large, broad, sturdy and green leaves for sheltering and sleeping. These arboreal tree frogs require climbing places. Branchy sticks, driftwood, slabs of cork bark, vines, and bamboo poles are decors to be used to create comfortable and natural perches and climbing areas. Tank background should be covered by dark poster to make the frogs feel secure.

Misting system

Red eyed tree frog environment should have the high level of humidity all time, at about 70 is a must. A large shallow water dish needed time. You need to mist the vivarium on regular basis to maintain the moist habitat for red eyed tree frogs, about twice a day should be sufficient. An automatic reptile misting system is recommended.


It’s very important to clean the vivarium as the red eyed tree frogs have sensitive skin. The vivarum should be inspected daily. Dirty items should be removed and replace to prevent mold from growing. Fresh water should be replaced daily. Every 2 weeks, the vivarium should be clean and sterilized using reptile safe disinfectant or amphibian safe cleaner. Rinse the vivarium thoroughly after disinfecting.

The Key Essentials to Red Eyed Tree Frog Tank Setup
The important elements of tank setup including vertical space, proper humidity and temperature, water source, substrate and plants.

Frog Tank Maintenance
Proper maintenance of frog aquarium to ensure its health and well-being.