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Just got a 1.2.0 group on the weekend...setting up a 40 hex tank for them :D

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and the plan for the hex tank [excuse the writing, i was doing it quickly...]


 

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Love them! what a beautiful frog. Best of luck with them.
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Thanks guys, they are WC, but were QT'd for 6 months[in Canada] before i got them, and tested healthy...

i hope to eventually breed them [to stop the need for imports] as with other reeds as soon as i get more tanks...

couple questions:

do they need more ventilation/drier conditions than darts? [since they are found in savannahs]

do i need a Rainchamber to breed them?


these are my first non-dartfrog frogs, so i still have tons to learn..
 

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Very nice. But I would remove the covering on the screen. Hyperolius species like ventilation and bright light much more than New world hylids. I would also suggest adding a small heat bulb over part of the tank that they can bask under if they choose to.
 

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Very nice. But I would remove the covering on the screen. Hyperolius species like ventilation and bright light much more than New world hylids. I would also suggest adding a small heat bulb over part of the tank that they can bask under if they choose to.
so a full screen top? how hot should the "basking spot" be?
 

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so a full screen top? how hot should the "basking spot" be?
I'd go full screen, large water area and a small halogen/xenon puck light. In the wild it isn't uncommon to see them sitting on reeds in full sunlight in temps as high as 90 degrees. As I point of reference I keep a mixed group of about 20 reed frogs in an 18" by 18" exoterra with 2/3 water base and a 1/3 land area and emergent pothos through out the tanks. Temps have been know to reach the mid 90's in the tank with no ill effects(Although I wouldn't recommend exceeding the mid 80 ambient. A rain chamber isn't need as they will frequently breed right in the tank after a period of rising temps and heavy hand misting
 

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20 in a 18X18? how many will "thrive" in a 40 hex? [roughly 21''lx19''wx30''h](i know bad question)

also does my plan look okay?
 

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20 in a 18X18? how many will "thrive" in a 40 hex? [roughly 21''lx19''wx30''h](i know bad question)

also does my plan look okay?
Tank looks great other than the solid top. Reeds aren't particularly territorial(But they are very loud and I wouldn't recommend keeping the tank near the bedroom) so you can easily get away with 20 or so if you can find healthy speciments. These are pretty robust little frogs but because they are inexpensive they come in poorly cared for.
 

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Thanks guys, they are WC, but were QT'd for 6 months[in Canada] before i got them, and tested healthy...

i hope to eventually breed them [to stop the need for imports] as with other reeds as soon as i get more tanks...

couple questions:

do they need more ventilation/drier conditions than darts? [since they are found in savannahs]

do i need a Rainchamber to breed them?


these are my first non-dartfrog frogs, so i still have tons to learn..
I've lost a lot of reeds in the past from keeping them swampy with too much humidity. You dodge a lot of bullets with the screen top, and a mild basking spot would be good too. Just noticed this thread, those are really, really nice reeds! JVK
 
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