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Old 06-05-2013, 05:21 PM
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Hi every one

In the near future I'm planning to get some big species of Oophaga
I have some Pumilios but I want for them the best
I'm not sure if I'll take some Histri's or Sylvatica's

What size and how many specimens are you using ?

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:02 AM
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Oh nice! I don't have answers for you but hope you'll post pics of the enclosure and frogs when you get them
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Hi every one

In the near future I'm planning to get some big species of Oophaga
I have some Pumilios but I want for them the best
I'm not sure if I'll take some Histri's or Sylvatica's

What size and how many specimens are you using ?

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A pair of Sylvatica in a 80 litre tank for me.

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A pair of Sylvatica in a 80 litre tank for me.

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I only have a small amount of experience with the larger Oophaga, but I've seen a few nice tanks used to breed them. I think a 2 foot cube is often recommended as a minimum, but bigger is always better. Be sure to add a large amount of structure in the tank (woodwork, non-flat backgrounds, etc.). Also, make sure the upper portions of the tank form a canopy that keeps the ground shadowy. It seems to make them feel more secure that they can retreat to a dark area if spooked.

All that I've seen have been in pairs, but female heavy trios would probably work too. They are similar to pumilio in that males tend to be the aggressors.

There are a few threads around with some good information/pictures of nice tanks for them on here. Take a look around for some inspiration, and I wish you the best of luck!
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I agree, a 24" cube should be the minimum for larger Oophaga the bigger the better for histos and silvies they will certainly appreciate the room and breed better as well
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Can't upload pics from my D3100, I'll try to get some iPhone pics tomorrow.

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Thanks for the answer

Actually , I'm preparing 3 enclosures if my 2.2 coming reveals a third male

one is 31,5" *19,68" and 27,55" for the height

the second is 24"*17,72" and 24" for the height (exoterra one )

and the third is one that I've used for a Pumilio pair : 31,5"*15,75" and 19,68" for height

I'll post some photos in the next few days and of course of the frogs : D
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Where are the pics!?

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So here's some pics of the enclosures:

the 31,5 "* 15,75" et 19,68 "





the 31,5 "* 19,68" et 27,55 "



In this one there were some Adelphobates galactonotus and Azureus but they moved in another enclosure

I post the pics of the last one maybe tomorrow , I'm waiting some Bromeliads to add
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Not my best viv work. Got the dimenstions, it's actually a 39 gal.

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I know I'm alittle late to the party..... But I see a coco hut in there viv. Do they use it for eggs or just to hide? I found a clutch of 6 eggs from my paru in a flat film canister. Dont ask me how they both fit in there at the same time, but they managed.I'm wondering if they took turns like fish. Also I just added a 20watt grow n glow to there viv and its alot brighter now. Should I use the light on another viv and keep the paru viv darker?
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No, keep the light on the viv its on, but send me your Paru, I have a perfect low light, heavily planted tank for them
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I a few weeks I hope to keep 2 male and 3 female paru in this tank:



Tank is 150 x 65 x 110cm (<- that's metric :P )
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Nice setup Huigie,

I think a have seen it a few years ago (are you located in Holland ?)

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Yes I am. Maybe you've seen it when it was setup for escudo:

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Hello Rob,

indeed, at that time there was a nice group of Escudo's in it (and I bought some Escudo's from you).

The plant at the background (new setup - top left), is that a Clidemia hirta ?

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Small world Yes it is.
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Yes I am. Maybe you've seen it when it was setup for escudo:

Too your probably?

http://www.gifkikkerportaal.nl/Porta...innenkamer.jpg - One of my favorite tank
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Yup, that is how I had it setup before I moved. Thx!

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Huige how does that tank work for you with no drainage layer or false bottom?
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Bottom contains mostly peat and leaves so no problem there if it gets too wet. I keep the tank "moist" with a humidifier and spray extra by hand. Humidifier is set a tad too low so the tank dries out without manual spraying.
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So here am I again

The Sylvaticas are at my home until yesterday

They're not adults but 8 month old
Sorry for the poor quality of the pics but I don't want to disturb them too much




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Some new pics






and the last one for today

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and a little video of them

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They are fantastic!
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Updated pic of my tank. Paru are doing very well in there.
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Updated pic of my tank. Paru are doing very well in there.
Great looking tank! Whats the plant in the bottom left?
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Great looking tank! Whats the plant in the bottom left?
That plant looks to be Ruellia makoyana
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