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Hey ya'll! (Mega DUW ;_;)
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Hi everyone! My name is Fernando and I'm from Texas! Big Grin
I recently started researching "green anoles" due to my fascination with lizards, and expected to have one in my room someday, when I came across a dart frog website, and the rest is history as they say. LOL :lol:
I've been reading up on dart frogs and I am really intrigued by them! So vivid, colorful, beautiful!
I want to set up a terrarium and maybe keep a few D. auratus. Smile So, I came here to gather as much information as possible from the marvelous community this forum provides. Smile I'm glad this place has a chat box too, I'm a chat junkie! LOL
So, I guess I should say some stuff about me.... :oops:
I currently grow various carnivorous plants and love aquariums. I have a 6 x 4 greenhouse and two aquariums, a 10 gallon, and a 45 tub. If you are interested here are some pictures:
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Thank you so much! Smile
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#2
Welcome to Dart Den Fernando ! Excellent pics. I think you will enjoy these unique frogs...I know I have. Please take your time to peruse the site and ask any question on things you don't see covered anywhere or that you are unclear of.
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#3
Thank you!

I've been reading up a bit on frogs and most articles state D. auratus isn't a really bold frog, so I'd like to get something else. In your opinion, which frog is better? D. leucomelas, or D. tinctorious "Azureus"? I really like both, but I know I can't keep both! Which one is more outstanding, active?
I really like D. leucomelas because of their friendliness towards other frogs of their species, and their call is just amazing, and the "black and yellow" would surely please some house guests. LOL
I really like D. tinctorius "Azureus" mostly because of their looks, the blue is just fantastic, but their call sounds like a pesky doorbell. Tongue
What do you all think?
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#4
They are all good choices. A lot depends on the size of the enclosure, mainly.

Also....your decision should be based on meeting some local Texas froggers who can give you a great deal and provide customer support - VERY helpful.
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I plan on trying to keep them in a 20g, not sure if I should get a low or high though. What do you think?
I wouldn't mind talking to local frog keepers, except the closest to me are 250 miles away. LOL The only dart keepers here are the zoo and I doubt they'd like to talk to a puny teenager.
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What city are you close to ? There are at least a dozen froggers in the Triangle...
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#7
Awesome plants and aquarium. I am a fan of planted tanks as well.

To answered your question, a 20 long or 20 high are both great choices for a pair of frogs. A 20L will have more floor space for Dendrobates, but you will run into height issues with certain plants.

I have frogs in both sizes, so some careful planning / planting will bring you success to which ever you choose.

Oh, and welcome!
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Philsuma Wrote:What city are you close to ? There are at least a dozen froggers in the Triangle...

McAllen, Hidalgo County. :lol:

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EntoCraig Wrote:Awesome plants and aquarium. I am a fan of planted tanks as well.

To answered your question, a 20 long or 20 high are both great choices for a pair of frogs. A 20L will have more floor space for Dendrobates, but you will run into height issues with certain plants.

I have frogs in both sizes, so some careful planning / planting will bring you success to which ever you choose.

Oh, and welcome!

Thanks for the comment! Smile
I will probably see what would fit the frogs better, I can always suffice with low growing plants. Dendrobates are ground dwellers, correct? Not good at climbing?
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You came to the Right place. the crew here is full of helpful information and is always looking forward to helpin new people like you and me. i started not to long a go and i visit this board more now than my fish club's board and various others i used to frequent lol. like you im a big time fish breeder running about 23 tanks Smile once again welcome abroad amigo!


Juan
0.0.2 ‘Turquoise and Bronze’ D. Auratus (Michael Shrom line)
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#10
Wow...no wonder all the Texas froggers here are not chiming in. You may as well be in Guatemala !

What's your air conditioning situation like in your house. Temps over 80F are dangerous for darts.
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Thanks Juan! Smile I'm already learning a lot in this thread alone! LOL

We like to use 75f in the lower floor, and the upper floor soars to the upper 80s in the day. :lol:
Hmm, maybe some cool mist foggers?
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