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Old 05-26-2020, 09:12 PM
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Hello, During this quarantine decided to pick up a new hobby and this ended up being bioactive vivariums with dart frogs. I set up my vivarium around a month ago and just picked up three Bumblebee Dart Frogs. I have a few questions that I would really appreciate some help with. Also if you could help me which one i have specifically. I have attached pictures not sure if it is standard or what not.

I have three frogs that were all kept together and I was told they were all the same age but one is significantly smaller than the other two. I have been feeding them dusted fruit flies but they mainly stay to one side of the enclosure and the flies are able to escape. I put a slice of banana in the vivarium and that attracts the flies but the frogs seem uninterested in venturing over to the banana. Is this just because they are new to the vivarium and getting comfortable? it's a 20-gallon tank. I just want to make sure that the smallest one is getting enough food. There are springtails and isopods but I rarely see them. Is it okay to leave extra flies in the tank and let the frogs eat as they please? Should i wait until all flies are gone before adding more? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-26-2020, 09:32 PM
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tried posting the pics but had no luck so heres the imgur links. Thanks again!

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Old 05-26-2020, 10:37 PM
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I'm no expert but the frogs look ok to me.
Can you post pictures of your entire setup?
What are you using to supplement/dust the flies?
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Let them get settled without interference (e.g. feeding) for at least 3 or 4 days. No poking, no pictures, no rearranging the viv. Only misting and brief monitoring. (Edit to add: OK, yes, a quick pic of the whole viv would be very beneficial, fishingguy is right.)

One looks younger than the others, regardless of what you were told. Hard to tell, but they all look pretty young.

As to 'which one you have': you have Dendrobates leucomelas. As to which line/morph, there is no benefit and all risk to guessing from pictures, and it doesn't matter one way or the other, since all a person will be able to say truthfully is "looks like ______". They are nice looking frogs, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them -- leucs are rewarding.
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I'm no expert but the frogs look ok to me.
Can you post pictures of your entire setup?
What are you using to supplement/dust the flies?
Right now rep-cal calcium. But have Dendrocare or whatever it’s called on the way should be here Thursday from joshs frog
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Dendrocare or whatever itís called
Yes, there is a supplement called Dendrocare; I'd recommend being certain on names of things, though, since similar names denote far different products. Devils, details, all that.

While you're waiting for your frogs to settle in, hunting the archives would be very valuable. So enter into the search bar (top of the page) things like "feeding new frogs", "how much to feed", "flies left over", "leucomelas", etc, etc. You'll find your answers, and you'll find questions you never thought to ask, and answers to those questions, and so on ad infinitum.
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Any other advice will be greatly appreciated. I just want to make sure the little one is eating enough.
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