In my opinion, I would say they are easier to keep because they are terrestrial, require larger feeders (hydei in my opinion are easier than melanogaster), they are less likely to escape, and are probably more productive. Another difference is price and whether they’re WC, LTC, or CB. Hope this helps!Is keeping Mantellas more or less difficult then keeping thumbnail dart frogs, and if so, what are the differences?
Just curious, how large are your day geckos? My day geckos like it hotter than dart frogs do, and slightly less humid I think. Can the mantellas tolerate higher temps than darts?I just recently added some bronze-backed Mantellas to my collection. They have been pretty easy to care for. I have 3 in with my lined day geckos and they have no difficulty competing for FF, are not particularly shy, and have no problem reaching all levels of an 18x18x24.