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Old 05-27-2019, 04:48 PM
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Default Brand new frogs, just adjusting?

Hi all, I got 3 auratus yesterday (2m1f) and put them into their 241818 terrarium that has been getting established since Christmas. They are not coming out at all. 2 of them have found a little cave-hole under a piece of driftwood and are in there together, and I have no idea where the third one is. Is this pretty normal? Also, when should I put fruit flies in? Should I have a piece of fruit or something to keep them kind of in one place? Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can offer!
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Seems pretty normal! They'll take a while to adjust to the new tank and will probably get a little bolder with time, although some frogs are just shy for life and you may not see them much outside of feeding times. I barely saw my three auratus for the first few weeks, then they started coming to the front once they associated my opening the tank with a big feeding. Now I see them all periodically during the day and all three come right out for feedings.

Go ahead and start feeding dusted fruit flies every couple of days. The fruit is a good idea. A little bait station for the flies can make it easier for the frogs to find food early on, especially in a larger tank. EDIT-- Oh, and the bait station is also helpful as you figure out how many flies to feed and how often. Monitor the flies and if there is always a bunch in there back off on the amount or frequency until you figure out how much they'll eat. I also watch for jumping flies when I mist, it usually riles them up and gives me a good idea how many are still hanging around. A few are ok as snacks, but you don't want large populations of flies overwhelming the frogs. Just watch carefully and adjust and you'll get a balance figured out.

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Default Re: Brand new frogs, just adjusting?

I think I have the same problem. I have 4 Lucs that I have not see eat since I added them to the tank.

I hope they are eating when I am not looking.

They hang out along the top of the tank between the cover and my DIY backround

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Old 05-31-2019, 01:57 PM
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I think I have the same problem. I have 4 Lucs that I have not see eat since I added them to the tank.

I hope they are eating when I am not looking.

They hang out along the top of the tank between the cover and my DIY backround

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This also sounds normal. Are they young and recently introduced to the tank? The will probably get bolder with age. One other thing I noticed recently is that I had a super bright light on my leucs' tank then changed it out for something a bit more mellow and diffuse (the other one had very bright spot LEDs). The frogs come out much more often now.

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Default Re: Brand new frogs, just adjusting?

A big(ger) leaf litter helps your frogs to be less shy and provides alllot more benefits.
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Default Re: Brand new frogs, just adjusting?

I have one layer of leaf litter, but I can always add more.


I believe they were several weeks OOW.

thanks for the advice.

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Default Re: Brand new frogs, just adjusting?

It can takes dart frogs 30 days or more to become acclimated and begin to become more visible.

if you vivarium isn't planted correctly or scaped correctly - i.e sparse ect, then it could be even longer.
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