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Old 06-15-2011, 10:49 PM
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Default Leucs in new 75g tank, won't leave waterfall?

Just finished moving my leucs into their new home, a 75 gallon tank.

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They've been in this new tank for 4 days, and they very rarely leave the waterfall area. They are always in the same general areas - the older one tucked in between two rocks, and the younger always sitting out at the
rock's edge.

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My temps are from 72-80 F with humidity ranging from 87-95%. I did seed the tank with springtails 3 weeks before moving the frogs in, if that makes a difference.

There are 6 monkey pods scattered throughout the tank, as well as a covered overhang.

They were brought over from a 36 bow front that had a water feature as well, but it didn't have the rocky areas; and they never really went in/near it, so they're behavior is a bit confusing.


Here's also a picture of them moments before the move:

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I've never had leucs before, but do know their call is a low buzz. I've been hearing it, but can't figure out which one. Anyone care to venture their opinion on sexes?
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If you`re hearing a low buzz I can tell you it`s not one of your frogs.
You`ll know a leuc. call when you hear it, mine are almost deafening.
It`s a loud high pitched trill.

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Here-

http://www.mistking.com/calls/D_leucomelas3.mp3

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thanks for the correction, had mis-labeled a few calls when downloading.

any suggestions/insight into why they all of a sudden love the waterfall area?
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What are you using to measure the humidity? Your tank is beautiful but it does look a bit dry to me, which might be the reason they`re hanging around the water feature.

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I'm using the zoo med hydrometer from josh's frogs, delivered a week ago. I've moved it from the tank floor to the higher parts of the background and measured for 24 hrs at a time.
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A simple way to tell if you're humid enough is if you see condensation on the glass. If it is always clear like in your picture you are probably too dry.
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If your hydrometer is one of those round plastic dials throw it away.
There`s no way the humidity in that tank is what you are saying, by looking at that picture I`d say it`s more like 50-60%. Get yourself one of those hand pump sprayers and give that tank a GOOD spray once or twice a day.

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sorry, not zoo med. It's an exo terra digital hygrometer. It seems to be accurate, as I've compared it with two different household models; one is a digital indoor/outdoor (monitor tank and room), the other is the analog style.

I had been using a regular spray bottle and just picked up one of the pump style, so will be putting that to use.
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Sweet let us know what happens.. and get some more pics.I agree with everyone above. Looks definately dry. But just wanted to comment also to say that your tank is definately a nice looking tank.
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I think they are just enjoying the new waterfall area, simple as that. I know when I put in my leucs in a new 75g in january they loved the water features. I had a back wall waterfall an a log waterfall. They explored the whole tank too but I still often find them at the water feature and if I turn it off they will hang there longer trying to figure out where the water went I guess. But my tank is more at 96-99% humidity.
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Default Re: Leucs in new 75g tank, won't leave waterfall?

Look at it this way, wouldn't you like to hang out around a waterfall all day?

How disappointed would you be if they didn't hang around it a lot?
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Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're enjoying the waterfall. I do have an order in for some glass to complete the lid (want to replace plastic spacer with solid piece of glass) which I believe should bring the humidity up to around 95%.

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, I'll post more pictures later tonight.
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Default Re: Leucs in new 75g tank, won't leave waterfall?

Sorry for the delay, been busy with school. Managed to get two good pics of one of the leucs. I believe it's a female, but not entirely sure. Anybody care to venture a guess?

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They've become much more adventurous, but always seem to end up back at the same spots (among the rocks at the waterfall) when it's lights out.
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Default Re: Leucs in new 75g tank, won't leave waterfall?

Well actually leucs often come from surprisingly dry places in the nature. I believe they dont need such humidity as 90-100%. Mine at least enjoy 60-70% and make clutches (5-9 eggs) once every two weeks. I think your guys like that place because...because they like it and that's it.

I believe that this is not possible to visually tell male from female. Males can be bold as well. The only way to pick a male is to hear him calling.

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