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I have got myself in a dilemma.

I have more enclosures than I got frogs.

Before I begin explaining....Each tank is seeded with spring tails.

I have the following:

2 lamasi one just morphed and is in the tadpole stage.
the other is still a tadpole.

2 red eyed tree frogs

6 hyla versicolor 4 froglets and 2 tadpoles.

I want to buy a dendrobates auratus


Now here is the kicker!!!


I have 7 different tanks that are all ready to go.
The sizes are:

2.5 gallon rectangle w/ screen top
5 gallon rectangle w/ screen top
6 gallon square w/ hood & light top
12" x 12" exotera w/ screen top
10 gallon vertical with large tree trunk inside
20 gallon with vines and large sticks sphagnum moss on top of soil substrate w/ screen lid
29 gallon with seeded substrate only. plant will be added along with terra cotta pots.

which would you put where?????

i am open to all ideas.
 

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H. versicolors - 29g
RETF's - 20G
lamasi - 10 vert (unless the "12x12" exo is a 12x12x18 and not a 12" cube, then put them in there)
auratus - new tank

The first three tanks you listed would be too small for PDFs... and the exo too if it is a 12" cube. the 5/6 gallons could be used as growouts but are pretty tiny for any adult frog.
 

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quick question....


would the 12' x 12' be alright for the auratus???

does 6 inches make that much of a difference??

the 20 gallon isn't vertical. will the retf be ok?

great advise.......will do. :)
 

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quick question....


would the 12' x 12' be alright for the auratus???

does 6 inches make that much of a difference??

the 20 gallon isn't vertical. will the retf be ok?

great advise.......will do. :)
Auratus are primarily terrestrial, a 12x12 will be too small. Those frogs get up to 2", a 12" cube would quite literally be the equivalent of a jail cell. If a frog can't jump (a real jump, not a hop) in any direction without smacking a glass wall, the tank's too small IMO.

Most say 10G is the bare minimum for two, but a 20G would definitely be better. I started with 12x12x18's and 10G's myself, and have been phasing them out over the past year to larger tanks.... looking back, I wish I had just started with 20's and 18" cubes to begin with.

The retf deff need a vert to do well
:confused: Where is this info coming from? I've seen healthy RETF's in tons of non-vert enclosures...... they'll do fine in a variety of tanks as long as their husbandry/spatial requirements are met
 
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