in this case (the eggs were pretty much hidden by the second leaf) I waited for app. 5 days before retrieving and "raising" the eggs.
If they lay more open I try to remove them after a day or so.
Sometimes, when I don´t see the eggs, the frogs care for them.
I had started this discussion on frognet a while back.
If you think about it, there is little to no selective pressure on darts (excepting obligate egg feeders) to rear their own eggs to the tadpole stage as we pull and artificially rear the eggs. Instead we have artificailly placed a selective pressure for frogs that produce more eggs more frequently and do not rear the eggs. (there is a mathmatical model explained in E.O. Wilson's Sociobiology that covers this pretty well).
As very few people allow natural rearing, there are few reports one way or another but I am aware of several that have frogs that do not rear the eggs (usually in the tinctorius group). I have even seen comments about more than one clutche being laid one on top of the other by the same pair....
I am new to the area of Dart frogs, but what I saw with the E.tricolor is that they behave normal. Means carrying on there eggs/tadpoles when I don´t find the eggs and the male is not looking for further breeding as long as the former eggs are in the terrarium and he has to care for them.
Actually, as tricolor is pretty commonly bred, some breeder let the frogs care for their eggs and lower the amount of work on the keeper.
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Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.