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epipedobates anthonyi enclosure size ?
#1
i have read that frogs should be housed at 1 per 5-10 gallons. I have a 12x12x18 exoterra, and was wondering if it would be too small to house 3 in ? i know for a fact i want to add another, but wasn't sure if three would be pushing it, as frogs like to have some space.
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#2
that's the 'smaller' more vertical size enclosure and clocks out at @ 11 gallons BEFORE hardscaping and false bottom...so it's a tad bit on the small side. I only use that size for 'grow-out' tanks and temp tanks or maybe for 2 thumbnail sized frogs.

1.1, or one male, one female is what I would feel comfortable with in that size, but in truth, I think you should get a 20 gallon size enclosure, minimum.
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Philsuma Wrote:that's the 'smaller' more vertical size enclosure and clocks out at @ 11 gallons BEFORE hardscaping and false bottom...so it's a tad bit on the small side. I only use that size for 'grow-out' tanks and temp tanks or maybe for 2 thumbnail sized frogs.

1.1, or one male, one female is what I would feel comfortable with.


warning - in addition to what Phil said, yet another reason to avoid/use caution w smaller vivs is Frog Escapees; small viv + frog in panic = you on hands and knees hoping to catch a lighting ball the size of a dime. If your turn your head at the wrong instance you may find a dried frog prune a month later. If it is possible for you, I think the 18x18 cube by zoomed or exo is ideal foot print. I would not sell your current 11g, keep it for grow out or pair of future Imitators. Before its over you will prob have half dozen vivs anyway :wink:
Scott - North Dallas
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^^ absolutely. Those epips are fast and much more of escape artists than a lot of other species.
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Also, just a heads up, Petsmart is selling the 36x18x18 exos for $85 on Friday. That could make for a very nice display for a group of Epips. With a tank that size, I'd imagine you'd see much more dynamic interactions within the group as well.
ZG
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#6
thank you! i may have to go and buy two or three haha
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