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New frogger seeks best first Species
#1

I'm interested in starting with a Dart Frog species that is not hard to keep (comparatively), or extremely expensive (comparatively again) so most likely a tinc or arautus, unless someone has a better suggestion.

I would appreciate anyones input on where to get these (or other suggested beginner species) at a reasonable price.

Thanks !
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#2

Hi Ara,

Well easy frogs to take care for are, G/B auratus. I would recommend starting with those. They are very affordable and hardy animals.

Cheers

Xavier
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#3

D. tincs would be a good choice to and would be a litt more active then auratus but do cost a little more.

Mike
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#4

I would totally agree with Frogletier the green and black auratus are a great starter frog and are usually about 25-30 bucks each. Lucomelas (spelling?) are also very hardy and mine were very active in the tank which was nice although they cost a little bit more. Stay away from the very small frogs (pumilio, imitator, etc..) or thumbnail types. Very hard for a beginner to raise as the food has to be very small.
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#5

Frogletier,

What frog do you have on your avatar?

Mike
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#6

Looks like a histrionicus
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#7

Arachnid,

You might get a good deal of frogs at a regional frog show. See if you have a herp club in your area, sometimes the members with frogs will sale them cheap.

Mike
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#8

DartFrog Wrote:Frogletier,

What frog do you have on your avatar?

Mike

Hi Mike,

I have 2 vivariums at this moment, one is a 55 gallon and the other is a 15 gallon vertical. In my 55 gallon I keep auratus costa rican G/B and D. pumilio bastimentos. In total there are 6 frogs in that viv. In the 15 gallon I keep a trio of bastimentos.


Cheers
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#9

So the auratus and pumilio do fine in the same tank? I getting ready to add another viv (20g), getting the tank today.

Mike
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#10

DartFrog Wrote:So the auratus and pumilio do fine in the same tank? I getting ready to add another viv (20g), getting the tank today.

Mike

Yes they do Mike. The pums usually stay up in the broms and the auratus down in the ground. Sometimes they face each other but nothing happens they practically ignore one another. The only thing that worries me is that sometimes the auratus wanders up in the broms and they step or land on top of the pumilio. If you put them together make sure that the auratus can't climb into the pumilios territory.

Cheers
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#11

I Just found this really cool site! This link will help anyone new to frogging get info about different breeds and color morphs as well as detailed information including geographic origins. here you go.


http://www.tropical-experience.nl/index.php
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