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Old 02-09-2009, 06:46 AM
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Default 0.0.4 Adelphobates Galactonotus 'Orange'

I'm also among the lucky who picked up some new frogs from Understory recently. As the title says, I got four Galactonotus 'Orange'. They came in in good shape and went straight into their freshly set up 20 gallon QT tank.
Here is a pic of the tank:


It's a simple set up - the base is hydroton (about an inch) followed by landscape fabric. Then Ross' soil mix (about 3"), then leaf litter (oak and crushed magnolia). I also threw in three plant cuttings: creeping fig, watermelon peperomia and good old fashioned philodendron. To top it off and make things extra comfy, I seeded it with springtails and strategically placed some pieces of cork bark to make some hides.

Three of the four frogs are doing very well. The fourth I would say is doing...pretty well. He/she is quite a bit smaller than the others and not nearly as vigorous. I have seen it eat frequently, but it doesn't venture too far. Just in case I see it getting thin, I have set up a 24 oz deli container with some moss and a piece of fern so I can isolate the little dude/dudette and make sure it's eating enough.

Enough chit chat, here are the new frogs!

This is the little guy - nice colour on him:


This photo shows the size difference between the smaller frog and the other three. Also, this is the best shot of the frog I'm calling 'Wedge' based on the darker orange wedge it has down it's back:


Wedge on the left, Yellow in the middle and Tiny on the right:


Here is the most yellow frog of the bunch, some nice meat on this one already:


And last but not least, the best photo I could get of the last frog in the crew - Bo. I'm calling it Bo because it has a spot of orange on it's elbows.


The frogs will be in this QT tank for a month or so before they move into the new 18" Exo.

What does everyone think? Comments are welcome!

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:48 AM
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great looking frogs! one of my favorite kinds actually. i didnt see that understory had any of these though?

do you have any pics of the permanent tank?
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:27 AM
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Those are some nice looking frogs, how old are they?
I was gonna say you went a little overboard for a QT tank, then realized that would be pretty hypocritical of me haha: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...ilio-tank.html
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I was gonna say you went a little overboard for a QT tank, then realized that would be pretty hypocritical of me haha: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...ilio-tank.html
haha, jeez dude you werent joking :P
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Very nice looking frogs. Love the names
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great looking frogs! one of my favorite kinds actually. i didnt see that understory had any of these though?

do you have any pics of the permanent tank?
Hi Adam - thanks! Understory posted a for sale ad for these on Canadart.org (the Canadian dart forum) about a month back. I've found that the best way to stay on top of their offerings is to periodically email them and ask for a price list.

As for the new tank - here is fairly recent shot. I've got a bit more work to do before the frogs go in.



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I was gonna say you went a little overboard for a QT tank, then realized that would be pretty hypocritical of me haha: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...ilio-tank.html

Thanks Chris - the frogs are 4-5 months old according to UE. They came in from Holland on January 20th, then to me on Friday.

I decided it was better to err on the side of caution when setting up the QT. I knew they had been traveling a lot and I want to minimize stress.

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Thanks Candy!

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Yellow


Yellow


Tiny


Wedge


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Old 02-14-2009, 03:28 AM
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Default Re: 0.0.4 Adelphobates Galactonotus 'Orange'

These frogs are doing so well that I'm thinking of cutting their QT short and getting them into their new tank that's been up for a month and half or so. The springtail population is booming in there and the are many more hides for them to feel a little more comfortable.

I see all four about 75% of the time between 7am and 7pm. Around 7 at night they start to disappear one by one until the light goes out at 8. All the frogs appear healthy and are gaining weight. The smallest one still gets around just as fast as the other three and actually seems to be a more determined eater than the rest of them.

Does anyone else think they might be better off in their new, larger tank now that all four appear to be consistently healthy and active?

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awsome tank and frogs!!
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Update time! These guys are doing very well. The frog with the prolapse is active and feeding and the smaller frog is catching up to it's tank mates in size a bit. Onward ho to the pics!


The yellow frog enjoying one of the nut pods I put in last weekend.


And again.


The frog with orange elbows rocking out in the peperomia. This seems to be his/her favourite place to hang out most of the afternoon.


And again.


The smallest frog. I think his/her weight gain can be chalked up to all the springtails they've been munching!


The frog with the black spot on it's back. It has not changed size or colour, but I am still keeping a close eye on it.


The pond.


What is it with FF's and standing water?


FTS. 3 of 4 frogs visible.

Comments appreciated!

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