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Dart frogs???

juggernaut

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So these past two weeks iv been looking at dart frogs. I love how you get to make a viv that can look so beautiful. But I was wondering some things. How many can you house together? If anyone knows can you help? I don't know much about darts.
If you have a cool viv post a pic to.
Thanks guys :)
 

avin13

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Sorry don't have any info on the frogs but found some cool videos you may like.
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Toby_H

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<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.dendroboard.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.dendroboard.com</a><!-- m --> is a Dart Frog Forum filled with many very knowledgeable Dart Frog keepers. It is a wonderful resource for anyone considering keeping them...

The general consensus you will find on that forum and most other resources is that Dart Frogs should only be kept as individuals or pairs.

There are a few species that can be kept in a "community" but it generally requires a large heavily planted vivarium that is sparsely populated with Frogs.

Females are more aggressive than males so when keeping a group it is generally suggested to have only one female with multiple males. Keep in mind with most species multiple males will not work.

A pair can be kept in a relatively small tank, so if you really want to keep multiple Dart Frogs I suggest you consider dividing your tank into sealed sections, or using several smaller tanks.

Also, I've done a lot of searching for other species of animals that can be kept with them and I've had little to no luck finding them. Dart Frogs are so small and fragile most creatures will eat them. The few tiny creatures I've come across will not do well in the extremely high humidity required by the Dart Frogs.

Pigmy Chameleons are the best fit I've come across so far and the high humidity is going to be a problem for them. After I gain experience with Vivariums I may try this mix, but for starters I am not.

If you use the search feature of this forum you will find a few members here that keep them. I also highly suggest checking out DendroBoard.com
 

juggernaut

New Member
Thanks bro. I just would love to make an awesome viv for them. But also have more the 2 frogs In it. I will go to the other site and ask. Thanks man.
 

brutus13

New Member
I work at a reptile shop and we have dart frogs there. I have never seen any problems with them being all together. They do require high humidity which you will get from all your live plants and jungle dirt. They come in some amazing colors which would make your VIV look awesome. Since they do release toxins you really cant mix them with any other kind of frog. I have been told that you can add Mantella's with them becuase they like the humidity as well. We have pigmy camelions but we don't keep them with the dart frogs just the tree frogs. Good luck on getting set up. I have a VIV full of tree frogs and I love it. I have 2 red eys, 2 creamcycles, 1 Tanzmanian Big eye, 1 Marble and 1 True clown. I guess I like to hear them at night where dart frogs your not going to hear.
 
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Guest

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Dart frogs get the toxins from what they eat, so they actually won't release toxins unless you feed it to them. That is what I have been told...?

I have a friend who has blue dart frogs (can't remember their scientific name) and he har actually bred quite a few, too. Atm he has both eggs and tadpoles.
 

brutus13

New Member
I'm not sure about the ants. We just use flightless fruit flys. About the toxins good point I'm not sure the answer I will get back on that.
 
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