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Old 12-29-2008, 01:44 AM
 
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I've had my frogs for a while now and i am Into the frogs for pure pleasure and enjoyment don't want to bread or have babies as far as I know all are female none of them talk. I have a 55 gallon tank. I have a cobalt, bumble bee, and 2 pamama green and blacks. they are doing great fat and happy. So why do I hear I shouldn't mix them? Please help
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I've heard it increases risks of parasites n such.
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I would suggest doing a search on "Mixing species" you should get A LOT of threads that come up, I am sure some of the members here have explained and argued with new members many times before on this topic.

For the short answer( my stance) It increases stress due to territorial issues, always a possibility for cross-breeding,and the first reason tends to lead to frogs not getting enough food, and slowly dieing. Just because they don't call doesn't mean they are not male, it is a possibility they ARE female but don't rely on that too much. Especially if you are mixing them; there being other species in the tank could be deterring them from calling.

Best just to not mess with mixing.

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The list goes on
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I think one of the issues with mixing frogs even if you plan to destroy any eggs from the tank is that different frogs require different environments. When you put them all into one tank they will eventually disagree with each other. You may not notice the problem in time, some frogs will be intimidated by the others and thus stressed out. Stressed out frogs eventually die.

Though do some research of european viv dart keepers. I think mixed tanks are a bit more common over there, they may have some insight as to which species will work well together.

As for this side of the globe...mixing species is a no no.
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thanks for the info i will research it. I'm glad i found this board.
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