Reptile Species

African Fire Skink

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Species Name

  • African Fire Skink

Latin Name

  • Riopa fernandi

Family

  • Scinicidae

Origin

  • West Africa

Care

  • easy

Environment

  • tropical

Temperature

  • 78-85F

Minimum House Size

  • 10 gal

Maximum Size in Captivity

  • 10"

Housing Type

  • Aquarium

Species Origin

  • wild

Compatibility

  • species community

Diet

  • Carnivore

Temperament

  • child safe

Reproduction Type

  • egg layer

Reproduction Difficulty

  • intermediate

Size-Small

  • 1.5-4"

Size-Medium

  • 4-9"

Size-Large

  • 9-10"