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I had heard from some people on here that the Auratus would use all parts of the terraruim, but my Blue and Black Auratus only stay on the floor. They don't even get up on any of the terrestrial plants! Are my frogs typical?
 
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Yeah, I think so. The larger darts like to stay on the ground. My juvenile terribilis climb up on a low plant but never to the top. From my understanding, mainly the thumbnails climb. I remember someone on here saying that leucs liked to climb though.
 
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They will climb, if the tank doesn't have clear levels. Heavily planted tanks make the landscape dense, so the frog doesn't have to "climb" to get in the upper regions of the tank. If they can just jump from leaf to leaf and end up in a higher region, then you have a better chance of them using different parts of the tanks. Another option is stepping the tanks. A simple example of this is in this picture:

Of course there needs to be more plants, but if there are various platforms, the frogs will be everywhere.
 
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My tincs are often found on top of pothos/alocasia an inch or two from the lid of my 29 gallon tank. I find my auratus on top of pothos (and evicdence they've been there, anyone else notice their frogs seem to poop high up in plants? my aurotania which I've *never* seen climb I've found poop atop the tallest plant in its vivarium). Oddly my leucs climb up in plants to sleep, but that is the *only* time I see them up there, the rest of the day they hide in their little cave or search the bottom of the tank for flies.


-Tad
 

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My aurutus will climb the background to catch flies when there are some on it, other than that they are on the floor.


Whats that orchid in your tank on that piece of wood?
 
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auratus territory

i have a group of 4 blue auratus and they use every inch of the aquarium. they prefer to be in crevices on the walls of my tanks.
 

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I have 3 G+B auratus. My three seem to use the whole tank. 2 of the 3 feed on the bottom but the 1 typically stays up high. I am going to redesign my "waterfall" and water feature to get rid of the water divider b/c I seldom see them cross this area. But to answer your question I think if you provide access to the "high" areas of the tanks they may change how they use the space.
Mike
 
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Well call me a liar! Look who I just found hanging out at the top of the tank catching FF's that make it to the top:)
 
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Hi, my bicolors climb quite a bit also.All of them have nooks they sleep in at night towards the top of the 29 they are in.
MW
 
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