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Old 04-20-2007, 05:19 AM
 
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does anyone have any experience with mixed tanks. Whether its good or bad experiences id love to hear how it turned out and your observations on the frogs interaction/aggression/impact on breeding...pretty much how it turned out.
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not trying to be rude or mean, but you wont get many (if any) posts answering the questions in your posts. mixing species is greatly looked down apon due to the chances of hybrization (discussions of which can be found in many other topics).
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:32 AM
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I'm certain this poster knows this, and is not planning on doing it, but is looking for anecdotal experiences. It is certainly done though, especially in zoo displays, and I've seen them mixed some years ago in a special frog display at the aquarium in New Orleans. I think it is a more common practice in Europe than here.

The only person here that I can think of with a lot of first hand knowledge and experience with mixed displays is Ed K.
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One story I had heard, and I do not remember who told it was about a someone who tried to keep tincs and blue jeans pumilio in the same tank. The male blue jeans would attack the tincs to the point that it killed one of them before the owner pulled the tincs.
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yea zaroba i wasnt expecting too many posts just because i know the vast majority of dendroboarders dont mix, and the ones that do mix arent dieing to admit that they do.

i was just curious to see who has done mixed tanks and how that went.
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Iím pretty sure Corey tried to get away with clown tree frogs and E. tricolor. As I remember one of the male tricolors used to ride around on the tree frogs with his arms firmly clasped on their necks. Corey finally gave up on the mix. Not sure where she has been recently, but maybe she will chime in to refresh my memory with the actual story.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:38 PM
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I had to temporarily mix my luecomelas with my auratus when my husband broke my glass lid on my luec tank. I had no spare tank, so I had to catch them all and put them in with my auratus. They stayed that way for several months before I got around to getting a new top for my luec tank.

The tank that I had them mixed in is a 150 gallon tank and I have 9 auratus in there, so there is still room for more frogs. IT is very heavily planted - tons of hiding places. I added my 3 luecs, which still did not put the tank up to max capacity. I was nervous about it and I watched them very closely for the first few days. I never say any fighting. They did very well together.

I would not have done this in a smaller tank, or if this tank had more frogs in it than it does. I also would not have done it with any different frogs than this. The luecs and auratus are pretty non-aggressive. Also, none were at breeding age yet, so I was not worried about mix breeding. They were all getting close, though, so I finally did get my luec tank back in order. I have them in it now, and they are breeding.
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as said above mixed tanks are more common in europe, since im from holland i heard a couple of story's about it. Most mixes are done with climbing/non climbing species and when te size difference isn't to big it doesnt pose to big a problem.
I have also heard of people having a frog room in the house ( no not with a lot of viv's but just a room filled with plants frogs ect.!!!! they had a lot of different species witch did interact with territorial purpoces, they chased after each other and jumped on eatch other but because of the vast space there that posed no problem because the loser could just go elsewhere.
They have made a diary of this experience check it out at
http://www.plumifrons.com/Froggreenh...5/Default.aspx
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wow that link to the green house is amazing.i would love to have something like that myself. europeans are intense when it comes to this hobby!
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That is pretty amazing. I wonder how you'd be able to keep everything clean(shower every time before you enter the greenhouse and change into special clothes/shoes).

I'm not sure of how long the log spans, but I noticed that their were at least several recorded deaths.
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@ jojo
thats not common around here either !! but ur right

@ dendrobait
Ive read the whole story the use of the tank has been around 2 years, i dont know of them beeing very carfull by like showering and changing clothes. most deaths were cause because the frogs were to weak for a "viv" that big. they just weren't able to get to the food soon enough.
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I have a couple of mixed tanks mainly used for growing out froglets. For larger frogs, tincs, auratus, it helps if they are raised together, probably helps for thumbs too. I have a couple of mixed pumilio tanks, just watch for hybrids.
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i thought pums were some of the most terratorial/agressive darts out their?
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That greenhouse is amazing... I would love to do that if I thought I would live in this house forever.
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while I don't mix animals, I have known somebody here (Jhupp) that kept a RETF female with his colony of auratus. But his tank is a 125 gallon and he handfeeds his frog crickets to prevent escapees from munching on sleeping dart frogs.

He also has a mixed group of auratus morphs, but throws out the eggs since they cross breed.
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while I don't mix animals, I have known somebody here (Jhupp) that kept a RETF female with his colony of auratus. But his tank is a 125 gallon and he handfeeds his frog crickets to prevent escapees from munching on sleeping dart frogs.

He also has a mixed group of auratus morphs, but throws out the eggs since they cross breed.
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im amazed by how mixed tanks are done here, in europe its more common but we are very cautious of any hybrids possible, they might even grow in a tank without you noticing at all.
In Holland all just mix with different species (epipediobates with dedrobates ect.) or normal species with tumbs.
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