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Any good for absolute beginner?

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william

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i was wondering if dart frogs are any good for absolute frog beginners? if so what would be good species to start with and where can i get them in the UK?
 
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alan

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Good quality CB dart frogs aren't that hard to keep, especially if you have experience with other amphibians or with fish.

The best tip I can give you is set your viv(s) up and get culturing the necessary livefoods sorted for some time *before* you even consider getting any pdfs - by then you should know whether they're for you or not (do you really want your house full of Drosophila?).

Epipedobates tricolor are a good species to start with. If you want to spend a little more, I can't speak highly enough of Dendrobates leucomelas. Steer away from the smaller frogs at first.

You may be interested in:
http://www.dendroboard.co.uk/

I just updated my website (link below).
 
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william

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oh okay thanks, i'd be fine with drosophila, but i'm not sure my mum would welcome it with loving arms. what about d. azureus?
 
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alan

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D. azureus is among the more expensive frogs. Cost depends on who you buy them from. You can find Epipedobates tricolor for 10-20 quid.
 
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william

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right i'm pretty sure i'm going to get some. i've drawn up a list of species that seem good,
phyllobates vittatus
p.bicolor
dendrobates azureus
d. leucomelas
d. tinctorious
d. galactonotus
are in there. one question, i know that species mixing is a bad idea, but i've been to zoos where they keep two different species together. if this is possible, which of the species above could i mix together
 
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alan

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You could mix any two of those species from different genera, but only if your viv is big enough, e.g. several cubic metres for those species. In other words, species mixing is not going to work for you, especially as a newbie. Start out with one species.
 
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paul

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My first frogs were Cobalt tincs... they got on top of each other and "did it" a few months after i put them in the tank... i cant find any eggs...( my tank is a 75 gallon heavy duty planted tank with slate waterfalls all on the backs......)
-Paul
 
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    my idea was to have two one in the tank and one freezing and by the time the first melts i switch it out with the one freezing and repeat
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    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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