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Old 02-07-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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I've been reefkeeping for several years now and I want to branch out into frogs. I'm trying to minimize my mistakes as much as possible and have been doing research for a few weeks now and I'm completely overwhelmed about the species and their requirements so I was hoping some of you who have more knowledge about the species can help me in my search. I have a 20 gallon horizontal tank.

Here's what I would like to have in a frog: 1) Something that I can see now and then, 2) Likes a horizontal tank (it will have a back wall where they can climb, but it is primarily horizontal) 3) Something that can be kept in small groups 4) Something not too difficult to care for and appropriate for a newbie

If you could help me with the species names then I can search for pics and can hopefully find one that works Thanks in advance.
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Leucs were my first frogs and are still one of my favorites. They will use vertical space but make sure to offer enough ground space as well.

Here is some information on them:
http://www.dendroboard.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17626
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leucs are prolly your best bet for out alot and do well in groups............
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You have a couple of choices. D. leucomelas as mentioned (the frog on the left side of the DendroBoard banner), though there are some others. Leucs are bright and colorful, and have a nice call. D. auratus is another beginner group frog. Terribilis are also good, though they get a bit too big to do much climbing. It does depend on the way you have the tank laid out, though.

Tincs and azureus can also be kept in groups, as long as you purchase sexable frogs and only one female. A trio of two males and one female could live just fine in your tank.
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Thanks so much! I do like leucs, and was hoping they would work. I would hate to get 2 females of the other species mentioned and have one of them hurt the other, I would feel horrible
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Do you like thumbnails? I know it would be harder to find in your tank because it is a bigger one but thumbnails are pretty, I have a trio of Lamasi, they are always out on the glass and seem very personable, Just putting my 2 cents in.


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LEUCS! They are great and dont hide that much once they get comfy in their new home. They arent as expensive as some of the other frogs and their call is very amusing............Sara
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I think escudos would be good for you. They are super small, and expensive as hell! Great for beginners! j/k!
Leucs are always nice, as are all the tincs. Honestly, go with what you would like to get! Thats the best advice people have given me in the past.
I wanted azureus as my first frog, and got them. The only complaint I have is that I now get ragged by my wife for spending too much time/money on this hobby! As long as the frog is not too rare,(leave it to professionals, so that they can get them established in the hobby) I would get whatever!
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Great - another hobby to spend money on! I spend enough on my reef :lol:
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Oops...double post.
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Hey, the good thing about PDF's is you don't have to keep spending money on them to keep them or their tanks in good condition, just a little bit of time. No salt to buy, no feeder fish, no food for your living parts of your reef, no chemicals for your water,(my bro owns a 250 gallon and a 20 gallon reef tank.) All you have to do is spend a decent amount of money to start off with, and then it is cheap after that,(unless you get addicted and keep buying more frogs )

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