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Can I fit 4 frogs in a 30 gallon tank?

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I havent bought any frogs yet but will be going to a reptile expo over the weekend and know i want to get some dendrobates but also want to make sure they are healthy and happy. I have already purchase the Exo-Terra PT2607 terrarium; 18x18x24, about 30 gallons. The question is what number of frogs can I comforatably support within this environment? I wanted to have two types of frogs in one tank for aesthetics, specifically azureus and auratus. I know morph mixing or interbreeding is frowned upon but my studies have lead me to understand azureus and auratus will not breed with each other. Also, I understand azureus live best in sexed pairs due to hostile mature females. They tend to ignore auratus because they are not sexual competors thus alleviating potential sources of stress found from inter-species co-habitation. The remaining question, if 2 azureus can live with 2 auratus, is 30 gallons enough for them to live together healthily?

If anything I have said runs contrary to your investigations please let me know. I am less than a novice and eagerly seek the knowledge of those more experienced and am truly appreciative. Here's a link to pic's of the terrarium i am buying. Thanks a bunch.

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Taken from that link you gave us:
(Remember though that in this regard D. tinctorius and D. azureus should be considered the same species, as they will fight and interbreed just as if they were all the same species)
Honestly, a mix tank of two different morphs of frogs is a cool idea in the aesthetic aspect. Just don't let them mate. Easy as that. Interbreeding is just a sensitive black and white topic here on Dendroboard. But interbreeding is different than simply keeping a couple different types of frogs together in a tank to make it look more "natural" or "varied." No interbreeding though whatever you do please! I recommend getting a group of one type just to avoid the flamers here :). Galanctonotus, Leucomelas are hardy, group-friendly frogs.
I'm not quite sure what you are saying here? How is it more "natural" to keep different types of frogs together, since in nature they would not be together? The reason people don't mix is because it is not natural and can lead to things like hybrids or crossbreeds (not natural!)
Do average people going to these zoos and pet stores know this though? Course not. The mixing in a rainforest exhibit is fake, an illusion, to attract eyes and attentions of people who may think that these animals live amongst each other in all corners of the amazon. I guess natural wasn't the right word.
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