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Old 21-04-2010, 03:48 PM
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Hello all.

Just a quick question,

Can you house a variety of frogs in the same habitat? I am thinking colourful varieties, just a quick question as my nipper saw some frogs at the sealife centre and fell in love.

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Old 21-04-2010, 04:26 PM
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Hi Matt, I'm afraid it's not really recommended to house different species of frogs in the same tank, unless you have a zoo exhibit sized enclosure for them! Most frogs require totally different set ups, I think the only frogs that can really be housed together comfortably would be dart frogs, but you would still need a very large enclosure for them.

Hope this helps I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong
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hi there manda,

thanks for posting I had a feeling you guys would say something like this, pretty much the same as liz and torts etc. I understand the basics of it lol.

I was curious though as the sealife centre only had a small(ish) setup fr theres, I've no idea what frogs they were, but some were pearl white, others were oragne/black, blue/black, green/black etc etc. some yellow/white ones as well i think, they were only tiny though, not sure what they are or what adult siz they would reach.
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Sounds to me like dart frogs, I don't know exactly how big an enclosure you'd need to house different species, someone on here will know! My knowledge is very limited!!
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Old 21-04-2010, 08:13 PM
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Oooo! You said the 'mix' word
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Old 21-04-2010, 08:29 PM
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Yup i said mix. Like i said, the setup i saw was stunning with truely beautiful frogs inside, i dont know the species.

Can you get multi coloured dart frogs then? Like same species with different colours/markings? I am guessing not but never know.
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Old 21-04-2010, 08:32 PM
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You can, I think they are like 'morphs' with reptiles ect. Don't know much about PDFs. But most PDFs are naturally colourful. Could of possibly been Reed frog?
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Old 21-04-2010, 08:46 PM
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hi there manda,

thanks for posting I had a feeling you guys would say something like this, pretty much the same as liz and torts etc. I understand the basics of it lol.

I was curious though as the sealife centre only had a small(ish) setup fr theres, I've no idea what frogs they were, but some were pearl white, others were oragne/black, blue/black, green/black etc etc. some yellow/white ones as well i think, they were only tiny though, not sure what they are or what adult siz they would reach.
That does sound like dartfrogs....stunning metalic colours on small 3-4cm frogs that were out and about at daylight.
Yes there are a few that can be mixed with less risk...but thats normally with the more experienced dartfrog keepers - those that know how territorial certain species are and the required habitat.......
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I see

tks for the info guys

and yes, they were only tiny, 3-4cm.

If they are difficult then i won't bother. It was just something I was contemplating because my little girl (nearly 2yrs old) loved them, and i have to admit, i was quite drawn in by them, stunning to look at as a display actually, absolutely beautiful.
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tks for the info guys

and yes, they were only tiny, 3-4cm.

If they are difficult then i won't bother. It was just something I was contemplating because my little girl (nearly 2yrs old) loved them, and i have to admit, i was quite drawn in by them, stunning to look at as a display actually, absolutely beautiful.
There are a few beautiful dartfrogs that are pretty hardy and not that difficult as long as they are given a planted tank/viv - it's when it comes to mixing species that the difficult part comes in.
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