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D. Azureus is actually a morph of tinctorius. It just recently became classified under tinctorius, so some people are still catching on.

First off you will only want 2 frogs (male and female) in a tank that size if your keeping tinctorius. Tincs are pretty terrestrial, and can possibly bully each other if kept in groups.

Lastly, you can have 2 tinctorius together, but only the same morph. For example, 2 citronellas, 2 azureus, or 2 cobalts. But not 1 azureus and 1 citronella. Even though they are all classified under tinctorius, they are all different morphs, and can possibly interbreed if put together, and that is a no no.

Don't worry about asking nooby questions. We have all started off as a noon before. I hope I answered all your questions, don't hesitate to ask anything. I forgot to add: 18x18x24 tank is a great size, just with tincs being terrestrial only 2 is suggested. If you picked a better group frog, 3-4 would do great in a tank that size.
 

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2 males and 1 female for tincs might work.. but you have to keep a close eye on aggression, because although female aggression is greater, there still can be male aggression. My suggestion if you choose to stay with tincs, only go with a pair. I have a pair of cobalts in a 18x18x24 tank, and a pair of azureus in another one, and they are always out, so you don't have to worry about that. But it is your tank and frogs, so you can make the decision you want, that's just what I would do.
 

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Pairs tend to work better with tincs... there are exceptions where it works, but it can cause problems.

If you're looking for a good beginner group frog, a few Phyllobates are good choices (terribilis, vittatus, or bicolor) or some Santa Isabel Anthonyi.

That's a lot of tank height for the larger terrestrial frogs (tincs & the stuff I mentioned won't use most of that upper space), you might be better off grabbing a 20G for a tinc pair for now, and using the exo for a group of thumbnails (northern variabilis do well in groups and would love that tank) in a few months when you've gotten the hang of things.

Now that I think about it, that's actually exactly how I started out. Go figure :cool:
I beg to differ. Like I said I have a pair of cobalts in a 18x18x24 tank, and they use every space of it! (especially the female). Although some frogs may use vertical space more, tincs WILL use it sometimes.
 
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