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in auratus breeding groups...what is the best housing situation between these.

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Welcome to the board! :D

Auratus do alright in groups. As long as you have enough space and hiding places, you can keep a group of them. As far as breeding goes, a pair is probably best. But a group would work too. Auratus are known to be easy breeders, so if you do infact have a pair, and you take good care of them, you should see eggs eventually.

Are you looking into getting some? Are they your first darts? Auratus make good first dart frogs.
 

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yes, i'm looking at getting some. i have leucs right now. i have the opportunity to possibly get some sexed so i'm trying to figure out what to do. i'm leaning toward 2 and 2.
 

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I voted 2.2 only because there wasn't an "other" catagory. With auratus the more the merrier, as long as the space is sufficient.

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I used to keep them in groups and could never get them to breed, I had a 2:2 group years ago and got a 2:3 group last year. I seperated the 2:3 group into 1:1 and 1:2 last month and have have pulled 3 clutches since then. I had them together for 8 months before that in a fairly large viv, males called every morning, even saw breeding behavior, but I never got any eggs.
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Ed,

It is possible the females were eating each others eggs. I've never expereinced this myself but have a friend who had a large tank, 100 gallons or so with around ten auratus in it and the females would often eat each others eggs.
 

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Brad, I have had femlaes eat each others eggs before. In those cases there was at least some evidence of an egg mass. With the aratus there was none. I think that the females were so intent on establishing and guarding potential nest sites that they never had time to lay. I also did not see them as much since they were always in the cocohuts or other nest sites
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