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New Frogs! Do they have parasites?
#1

Hey all again :o

Im planning for a pair of Yellow Banded dart frogs like the one in my avatar and would like to ask a few questions about what to do once I get the pair and bring it home:

1. I have read that quarantining is the best way to make sure the new dart is eating properly and to get a fecal test in search of critters in their system. Is this the best way to ensure a new pet's safety? If so, what kind of quarantine and how long should they be quarantined?

2. Is placing the pair in the viv together the day you bring it back safe? Even if you know both darts were raised together?

-To me, ensuring the frog's safety and health is the most important element in having them as pets. Please get back as soon as possible with answers and any further opinions you may have.

-I plan to get a pair of D. Leucomelas at the Raleigh Reptile Expo this weekend! I have a 10gal set up with a light, plant cover, etc.

Thanks!
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#2

Hi,
If the two are raised together then you may quarantine them together , but if they look very much the same it may be hard to tell them apart and keep track of who is eating and who is not. If they are same sex they may also fight , but usually not without an addition opposite sex in-viv.
Also.....


http://www.dartden.com/viewtopic.php?t= ... quarantine


Rich

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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#3

Just out of curiousity, did you end up putting the Leucs right into the ten gallon with quarantine?

Rich

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

My new email address is: rich.frye@icloud.com and new phone number is 773 577 3476
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#4

Out there Slip?

Rich

Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

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