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Old 02-23-2014, 06:45 PM
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I'm toying with the possibility of getting a pair of Phyllomedusa hypochondrialis to breed. I've read plenty of articles and stuff about breeding them, and I was wondering-can a pair of these little guys live happily in a 10 gallon tank?
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They will do much better in a 20 gal high.
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I agree with Bill. Even bigger than 20 if you can. I've got a 29 vert for my Phyllomedusa tomopterna and I wish it was bigger. They are very active and climb all over the place at night. These amazing little creatures deserve as much climbing space as we can give them, imo.
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I agree with Bill and Kris, the more space you can give them the better. If they have more room to move they will display natural behaviors more often...and their hand-over-hand locomotion is probably one of the coolest things about them, you definitely wanna give them room so you can observe it!
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P. hypochondrialis is a smaller frog than P. tomopterna. And require far less humidity. If I were you, I'd contact Michael Novy at rainforestjunkies.com. He's the resident master at all things tree frogs, including Phyllomedusines!

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I've actually got a 55 gallon tank at my dad's place. I've been thinking about dedicating half to a pair of monkey frogs and the other half to my White's tree frog.
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There are two ssp of P. hypochondrialis: P. hypochondrialis hypochondrialis and P. hypochondrialis azurea...one requires similar environmental conditions to tomopterna while the other is from drier areas so it prefers less humidity (not as dry as sauvagii). Can't remember off the top of my head which ssp is from dry areas but it would be worth a lil research before getting them
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I'd still hit up Mike Novy. His number(because he doesn't really check his emails) is 216-965-2856. Very friendly, very knowledgeable. Whilst you may have to wait on availability, he can give you all you need to know...so that you may prepare with whatever Phyllomedusine species you decide to go with!
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There are two ssp of P. hypochondrialis: P. hypochondrialis hypochondrialis and P. hypochondrialis azurea...one requires similar environmental conditions to tomopterna while the other is from drier areas so it prefers less humidity (not as dry as sauvagii). Can't remember off the top of my head which ssp is from dry areas but it would be worth a lil research before getting them
I believe P. azurea is no longer considered a subspecies of hypocondrialis. AmphibiaWeb - Phyllomedusa azurea
P. azurea is the drier of the two; they come in Paraguayan shipments with sauvagii.
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Plus if you buy from Mike you get CB animals. Sometimes he sells sexed adults although rare.
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You'll also need a 2 to 1 ratio of males to females to breed them. You need the males to call to one another and compete for the female.
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