Yes, this was part of my thinking. But, currently virtually all (like, 99%) of green tree frogs and anoles in the trade are WC.I'm going to assume, (SM correct me if I'm wrong), that it was the comment about it being "years ago" that led to the assumption that the anoles, fire bellied toads and green tree frogs were wild caught.
I'll agree on that. As for the Green Tree Frog part, I think it depends on the locale of the frog. I was thinking of the big Australian ones, not the American variety.Yes, this was part of my thinking. But, currently virtually all (like, 99%) of green tree frogs and anoles in the trade are WC.
Since these are all 'general pet store' (i.e. Petco) species, I made the assumption that this is where they were purchased; very, very few people would go out of their way to hunt up (and pay premium price for) these sorts of species only to house them inappropriately. It is possible, but quite improbable.
I've not heard of Ranoidea caerulea being called anything but White's or dumpy. 'Green Tree Frog' most commonly refers to Dryophytes cinereus, and least when the common name is used by North American speakers. Given the species mentioned, this was not likely taking place in Australia.I'll agree on that. As for the Green Tree Frog part, I think it depends on the locale of the frog. I was thinking of the big Australian ones, not the American variety.
One of my first experiences in this hobby years ago was an 80 gallon bow front tank with Green tree frogs, firebelly toads and crested geckos. I modified the top with mostly screen and used hand misting to regulate the humidity. After a bit I added in green anoles to get some more action happening in the day time and everyone did great.
Don't let people talk you out of any wild ideas you come up with. No one knows every possible way of safely keeping every pet. do your research on each animal you want to keep. If you can figure out how to create the environments needed by different critters in the same tank, and they aren't likely to eat each other, go for it! just have a backup plan if it doesn't work out.