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Old 04-04-2013, 12:35 AM
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This is my first time purchasing dart frogs, and I found these guys on sale. Would like a little bit more information if you guys could help out. I got a pair, but not sure about the sex of the two. One of them is fairly small, and very skinny, the back legs look almost like the front legs they're so small. The other one looks fairly normal compared to what I've seen here. I'm just hoping that the smaller frog isn't ill. The petshop I bought them from sold me the whole setup they are in and I'm keeping them in there until there new home is complete. Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:37 AM
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Oooh you're going to love them! The males will perch up on leaves or high places and call and call and call. It's really a beautiful sound. They lay lots of eggs at a time. I think I counted one clutch at 21 eggs. So have some tad cups ready
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:46 AM
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Here is the setups so far! I'm hoping they do well in the setup I'm working on for them. It's a 55 long and I'm going to have a small pond in the front center, Nothing deep or anything, just enough to get their feet wet.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:55 AM
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They'll like that wood. They'll hop all over it. It's great to find the male sitting up there calling his little head off. If the little one doesn't make it, there are people here who have them and can sell some to you.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:57 AM
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I'm just hoping that they make it okay
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:23 AM
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The small one might just be younger. Hard to tell without better pics though. Congrats on your first but not your last Dart Frogs!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:30 AM
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These guys are excellent. They'll love their nice, spacious, new home I'm sure.

Mine call all the time. & are always very active. You'll love them.

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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What is the usual life expectancy of these guys?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:59 PM
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Is that just one of those tape-on backgrounds on the tank they're in now? If so, you may want to throw in some plant clippings. A handful of pothos works wonders...will make them bolder and feel more secure.

It looks like the tank you're working on will be great! Congrats on the frogs!
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:03 PM
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Oh! In case you didn't know... it's extremely important to make sure to dust the flies with a good supplement when you feed. Repashy Calcium Plus is a good one.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:26 PM
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There are plant clippings inside the tank, and a lot of sphagnum moss for them to hide in, but today they are very bold and moving all around the tank.

I'm going to go later and get some ff cultures and start a few of my own tonight.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:35 PM
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I have a better picture of the smaller one in the cup.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
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you could throw some leaf litter on top so the moss doesn't stick to their skin. congrats on the new frogs
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The second one looks a bit on the skinny side. Hind legs look thinner than I'm used to seeing.

Why don't you put a shallow water dish in there in case they need to soak.
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Yea, he does look a little dehydrated. PROTIP: Make the tank look like the background, then you won't need it. I believe they have a life expectancy of around 12 years.

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:30 AM
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Nice, I hope to have these guys for a long time, and hopefully get some tads out of them. I'm making their new bigger tank in a very rain forest type way, so I'm hoping that it comes out the way I'm wanting it too. the background on the smaller tank came that way from the pet shop. :P I did add a plastic container about the size of a film canister in there with some water in it and I have been misting the tank.
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It looks dry in there. You keeping the humidity up?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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As best I can with a spray bottle. I don't have a meter to know what the humidity actually is but I keep it moist without drowning the frogs
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It can be difficult to tell, in photos, how wet something is. As long as that moss stays damp but not soaking wet, it should be ok while you finish their big tank.

Did the moss get soaked before going into the tank? Soak it a few min, squeeze the water out, then put in the tank? If not, maybe you could do that with some of the moss in the tank now. We're just concerned that the little guy doesn't have enough moisture.
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As best I can with a spray bottle. I don't have a meter to know what the humidity actually is but I keep it moist without drowning the frogs
What are you using for a lid?
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It's just a snap on screen lid that came with the tank when I bought the frogs. They were already in this enclosure when I purchased them. I know that the screen is what is making the humidity stay real low, so I counter that with more frequent misting.
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I would put something over part of the screen to keep humidity up it looks dry to me also. Saran can work temporarily. You don't want to come home to a couple little raisins.
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I would put something over part of the screen to keep humidity up it looks dry to me also. Saran can work temporarily. You don't want to come home to a couple little raisins.
Yea you really should cover that screen.
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I would put something over part of the screen to keep humidity up it looks dry to me also. Saran can work temporarily. You don't want to come home to a couple little raisins.
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I'll find some to put on there.
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