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Old 04-25-2019, 10:41 PM
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I am seeking some suggestions for what species may do well in a 36x36x18 exoterra. I currently keep southern Variabilis, Nominal Fantastica, and Phylobates terribilis, among other critters. I already have a 36x36 housing a mixture of reed frogs at the moment, but I want darts in the next build. My real question is, what is a intermediate level frog that is at least semi arboreal, large enough to be appreciated in such a sizable enclosure, and will benefit from having such a large romping grounds? Maybe something that can thrive in a larger group? I am open to all suggestions and though I am limited on funds, I am willing to take my time and save money in order to make this tank as successful as possible. PST.

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Old 04-26-2019, 12:16 AM
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That is a decent size enclosure and nearly all species that are available in the hobby will do fine in that tank. Pick what you like and do your research on that species and if you have more specific questions, I would be more than willing to help if I can.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:48 AM
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Thank you for the encouragement and general advice. I have done quite a bit of research and have lots of general knowledge. I am thinking about getting some leucs potentially I may put them in the 18x18x24 though. Research only gets me so far. I like personal information. I have had a difficult time finding info about species for this size tank on the boards. Im kindof looking for a more personal and anecdotal response. Maby you or someone has personal experience with this size tank and had success with a specific species? I'm sure I could keep almost any frog I wanted in that enclosure. The question is, does somebody with more species knowledge and experience than myself have a suggestion of a frog that would be, for lack of a better word, "perfect" for that enclosure? I think a larger species would be nice, however most larger species I've encountered are really terrestrial in their nature. After that, a lot of species I would like to keep supposedly don't do well in large groups. Thus, that size tank is uneccessary. Any guidance on what direction to go would be appreciated greatly.
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I think Leucs would be a great fit. I’m always surprised by how much vertical space my Leucs use. They aren’t really an “intermediate” species, but I do think every species and morph is a fun new challenge. Plus in an enclosure that size it’s always nice to have a relatively large, brightly colored, and bold frog, all traits I associate with my Leucs. Anyways, sounds like a fun new enclosure, and really, it’s hard to go wrong!
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D leucomelas are a great choice. I have 6 (3 offspring last year) in an 18x18x24 and they definitely use the upper and lower portions.
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Ok! Thank you very much to everyone for your guys' input. I think I will do leucs. They've been in my sights. Im sure they will be a fun new experience. Most definitely. Also, they are semi affordable and seem to be a little more bold. Could be perfect assuming they utilize the vertical space.
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Leucs are very bold, and quite arboreal. They are also very tolerant of a wide range of humidity, so your plant choices aren't limited by that factor. A great choice of frog.
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Luecs were my first dart frog and still one of my favorites. Can't go wrong with them.
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How many do people think I can keep in a tank that size? A regular group of 4? Or could I go up to more like 8?
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5 frogs max! 8 frogs realy is just overkill...
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Mixture?

Please say more about this one.

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[QUOTE=LouiesLair;3062148 ... I already have a 36x36 housing a mixture of reed frogs at the momen[/QUOTE]
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Check out the blue footed Leucs . They are sweet


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When I say mixture. I mean that I have two stary night reed frogs and two black/blue reed frogs. I understand that "mixing" is frowned upon by many. However, I have had great sucess in this build with those little guys. Thanks for the input everyone! I'll keep thinking on it.
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