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Old 07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
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I've decided not to use our paludarium for our darts so I need some suggestions of what a good inhabitant would be. It is 75g with a glass top.
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:48 AM
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One of my favorite paludariums was when we made a brackish water one. We had giant mudskippers, fiddler crabs, archerfish, red chromis, and pufferfish. It was fun to throw in crickets and watch everyone go nuts. We grew mangrove saplings in the water, but mostly used rock work.

If it is already tropical, maybe a smaller tree frog species and fish in the bottom like tetras.
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Hmmm, we've already got the neons, but what you had sounds very cool!
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:09 PM
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Depending on the size of the tank, you might be able to keep a pair of dwarf South American cichlids, which have alot of personality.
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I used to raise all sorts of south american dwarf cichlids (apistogramma, and some blue rams) and they are great. They should do just fine with the neons, i had mine with rummy nose tetras and other smaller tetras, i think i had neons, i know i had cardinals at one time. They don't need very much space, 10 gallons works fine. If you get a pair and have small caves they usually breed pretty readily, especially a. cockatoides. (i think that's how you spell it. It's been a while :wink: )
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Now I need some suggestion for my land animal (s)

PS...........I love the rummy nose and cardinal tetras, but their PH requirement is a pain.
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:46 PM
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how about a phelsuma some thing? they are fun.
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Actually, that was one of the ones I was considering. I wondered if they would be suitable in the humid enviroment or whether I would need to change out the top. I really like them.
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it would be advisable to make the top half screen half glass, I think the day geckos are great my favs next to the dart frog addiction
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That would be easy enough to do. Our lid is two pieces of glass right now so I could just take half out. Which of the phelsuma do you think would be suitable in that environment?
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Old 07-12-2005, 01:12 AM
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How large is the tank? I had Giant Day Geckos and loved them. They were bold and had alot of personality. Some of the smaller species are beautiful too, but often harder to find captive bred. You would definately need at least a part screen lid because they require a basking light and uv light.

As far as your water pH, you can keep the pH down by using blackwater extract, adding peat to a canister filter or sump, using driftwood, or using a buffer.
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Old 07-12-2005, 01:27 AM
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actually theres some for sale on the board

gold dusts are stunning


get a good uv light (repti sun 5 or better)

Good luck
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Bombina orientalis of course! Always entertaining. It is unfortunate so many are sold to the irresponsible, and the majority are WC, not captive bred. They can get noisy at night sometimes, but they make great frogs.

Just be careful because they are toxic, and they are best not to mix. However, i used to keep guppies in my `10 gallon with my frogs, and they multiplied like crazy! :x Some bombina WILL eat fish, but my frogs generally avoided them and always went for crickets.

Do not try any pipid frog like Hymenochirus boegetti. They are likely to get onto land and get trapped from what I've heard. Other small pipids like Silurana tropicalis are aggressive anurans and will eat anything they can catch.

Have you considered trying a few native amphibians, like Hyla cinera or Hyla versicolor?
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I haven't decided anything at this point so everything is being considered. I love phelsuma, but don't know that I want to jack with UV lights. I've got enough of that as it is with my beardie.
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