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New to Dart Den...
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...and would like to "throw my hat" into the mix. I'm from Frederick, Maryland and have been working with darts for about five years; over ten years with day geckoes. I've been blessed with cooperative frogs and have over 300 presently. I'll work on my signature for what I've got.
Regards,
Scott
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Welcome Scott,
I can't quite remember where but I ran across your banner "Phrogs-n-Phelsuma" somewhere on the net. I've been housing Darts for about 4 years and have caught the "fever" with Phelsumas. I started out several years ago at the IRBA in Pomona, Ca. and picked up "Gold Dust" from LLL Reptile.
I spent the day yesterday at "Unique Animal Expo" in Hillsboro, Or. talking to Melody from HeartSong Sanctuary in Aloha, Or. and a member of Global Gecko Association about Phelsumas and renewed my interest in Phelsumas. She showed me a "Mad-Mad" and "Grandis". Very beautiful Geckos. I'm currently setting up several 10 and 20 gallon verts. in preparation for my new collection. Any insight you can lend would be greatly appreciated.
Is it recommended to house Phelsumas in pairs (opposite sex) or have you had any experience with housing a specific species in a "community" setting?
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boyer420z Wrote:Any insight you can lend would be greatly appreciated.
Is it recommended to house Phelsumas in pairs (opposite sex) or have you had any experience with housing a specific species in a "community" setting?

Todd,
Thanks for the welcome!
I've housed geckoes in communities but you need to be VERY observant of aggression, mostly among the males but not always. Community groups do best when they're raised together from juvenile stage. If aggression is observed, remove someone or you'll have one gecko get harassed to the point of death. Most gecko breeders suggest just one male per tank, however, I've found the v-nigra spp to be easily kept in a community tank as long as its in a big (larger than 30gal) enclosure. Plenty of hide spots and heavily planted are good rules to follow.
Scott
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