New imitator yurimaguas tadpoles out of water - Dendroboard
Dendroboard

Go Back   Dendroboard > Dart Frogs > Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Advertise

Support Our Sponsors
No Threads to Display.

facebook

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Pumilo

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-14-2020, 11:53 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New imitator yurimaguas tadpoles out of water

I have two recently out of water froglets in a grow out container with springtails. There are currently 5 adults in a 36x18x36 well planted tank. I’m not clear on the sex breakdown of that tank but they seem to get along and have recently been producing eggs and tadpoles. What size or time frame should I introduce those frogs to the big tank? Or is 5 frogs enough for a tank that size. I’m not sure how big of a group I can make with imitators.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-15-2020, 01:18 AM
Socratic Monologue's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Central WI
Posts: 1,907
Thanks: 86
Thanked 247 Times in 227 Posts
Default Re: New imitator yurimaguas tadpoles out of water

Multiple male imitators in any size home viv is a gamble. If they have been raised together, less territorial fatalities might be expected than if new males are introduced to established territories.

Females do wrestle, too, though I'm not sure how stressful that is for them. Imis are monogamous, so I would expect odd females to not do as well.

There are a few failure stories (dead frogs) in the archives regarding imis in groups. I can't think of any responsible reason to add more frogs to your group.
__________________
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

- Whitman
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2020, 01:12 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sounds good. I will keep the froglets separate from the existing group.
Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2020, 09:05 PM
Pumilo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 10,377
Thanks: 841
Thanked 1,843 Times in 1,343 Posts
Default Re: New imitator yurimaguas tadpoles out of water

Are you also offering your froglets some dusted fruit flies?

You want to be getting vitamins and calcium to them as soon as possible. I use Repashy Calcium Plus.

One age old breeder's trick is use your oldest cultures for your youngest flies. As cultures approach the end of their useful lifespan, you may have noticed that the flies it produces are getting smaller and smaller. Take advantage of those smaller flies to get some Calcium Plus into your frogs.
Broseph likes this.
__________________
Doug aka Pumilo
The second "i" is silent. It's so silent it's not even there!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2020, 09:36 PM
Broseph's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 422
Thanks: 25
Thanked 35 Times in 34 Posts
Default Re: New imitator yurimaguas tadpoles out of water

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pumilo View Post
Are you also offering your froglets some dusted fruit flies?

You want to be getting vitamins and calcium to them as soon as possible. I use Repashy Calcium Plus.

One age old breeder's trick is use your oldest cultures for your youngest flies. As cultures approach the end of their useful lifespan, you may have noticed that the flies it produces are getting smaller and smaller. Take advantage of those smaller flies to get some Calcium Plus into your frogs.
Has anyone found a reliable way to force a culture to make smaller flies? I use the same trick Doug suggested, but those old cultures can be unreliable. Not to mention all the dead flies that pour out.

Is it a nutrient shortage, such that you could make a media to skew toward small flies? Or is growth inhibitors built up in the old media, and a heavily seeded culture with very little media would at least make a single batch of stunters?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2020, 03:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

They barely got out of water and I have a ton of Springtails so they are hunting those down pretty well. I have 2 cultures coming to the end of their life so I will start adding stunning FFs later this week with calcium.

I had a previous tadpole come out of this group a few months ago that is fat and happy after this regimen.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.