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Old 09-03-2019, 02:14 AM
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I know Leucs are good in groups, but are any of the tincs ok as well?



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Not typically, no. It can be done, but you would be likely to have trouble (I know, I know - some of you have done it for years, but I think it's risky and I have seen too many examples of it not working). Tincs are easiest in 1.1, just like most dart frogs. I have had good luck keeping Auratus and Terribilis in groups. I do have some aggression in the Terribs, but it doesn't result in enough impact that anybody loses weight or stops breeding. There might be aggression with Auratus, as well, but I wouldn't know it because I don't see them often enough. I had good luck with Anthonyii and continue to have luck with Quinquevittatus (though see my note on Auratus above and that applies to Quinqs, too). Galacts seemed ok when I had them, too. All of these are just suggestions, though. Any of these suggestions might results in aggression that can be very dangerous to the frogs.

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Unfortunately not really. A lot of the species we have in the hobby are territorial so there is often same sex aggression (although which sex is more aggressive depends on the species). Tincs aren't group frogs and its goes badly the vast majority of the time typically the same with pums. I tried two female tincs in a heavily planted 55 gallon viv and the dominant frog went after the other within about 5 minutes of being in the tank. Leucs, auratus, galacs, phyllobates, are a few of the larger and group tolerant species.
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Not 'good in groups', but rather
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My leucomelas are probably my favorite species I have. Love their dynamic with each other. Even still, at 6 in a 18x18x24 there is still a bit of breeding aggression.
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Years ago I grew up a couple of groups of tincs together -- a group of 4 and another of 3. They did okay in 90 gallon vivs with plenty of broken sight-lines, hides and levels, but I think I got lucky.

I did see some aggression from time to time but it was sporadic, and they weren't all in there together longer than a couple of years or so -- who knows what it would have been like long-term.

I have a feeling the lowest animal in the hierarchy would have suffered eventually.
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Phyllobates aurotaenia are great group frogs, pretty, and have the best calls in the hobby. Plus, you can raise tadpoles communally. Win win win in my book.
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Phyllobates aurotaenia are great group frogs, pretty, and have the best calls in the hobby. Plus, you can raise tadpoles communally. Win win win in my book.
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Dendrobates auratus
Epipedobates anthonyi
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