Starting with Whites tree frog

Giles

New member
Joined
Jul 11, 2011
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Country
United Kingdom
Well i managed to get a 60x45x60 exo terra viv for a good price on ebay so im one step closer to getting some Whites tree frogs

  • Is it better to cover 3 of the 4 sides of the viv or just the back with a backing? I read somewhere that 3 sides can cut down stress.
  • What do i need to look for when buying live plants? My local Lidl has some small bromeliads in, any good? Or is it safer to get them from a more reliable source?
  • The Viv comes with a basking lamp and a thermostat and a heat mat, i can use the thermostat and heat mat (and am going to get another heat mat as i think two help humditiy, one on side and one on bottom? with the side one linked up to thermo so it doesnt over heat?). But im guessing the basking lamp is out, what the best lighting/lighting unit? Im a little unsure about this as i dont want them burning themselves on the bulb
  • and a bit of an odd question to finish with, my girlfriend is worried about the electricity bill with all this, anything she needs to worry about? XD
  • If you have a planted tank, are we talking spot cleaning often? Im guessing you cant do a full clean as such or have i missed something?
 

frogman

Member
Joined
May 18, 2011
Messages
912
Reaction score
15
Points
18
Country
United States
Display Name
Evan
I keep a whites (my pic) in a 20 gallon tall with no covered sides and a water dish with plastic plants. Whites make good beginners. My little girl loves to pose. I keep her with a Big eyed tree frog male successfully for 3 years. They are the best of buds. She uses a small dish for a bed. Mine also read's for at least 2 seconds.
 

Attachments

Red Eft14

Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2011
Messages
188
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Age
23
Location
U.S.A NY
Country
United States
Display Name
Senad
Well you don't have to cover the sides.A backround will help though.I mean that does make sence that covering all the sides with a backround might lower stress but its not needed for them to thrive.Also they dont need it to be overly hot the temp should be from 70-80 F with a natrual room temp drop of 5 F.The temp should never drop below 65 and even though I said they dont need it too hot they have been known to survive temps up to 95 but its not reccomended.So yeaa no heat pads needed if your temp is between 70-80 F.And any big sturdy viverium plant should be good.And what I do with my whites tree frog tank is i just spot clean everyday for like 5 mins if not even nothing too crazy since I spot clean everyday for 5 mins.And your tank could hold 4 whites tree frogs 5 at the most no more then that.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • AlexisJG:
    As long as they don’t seem stressed that’s good and I mean hey if their well fed maybe they’ll live long happy lives together.
    +2
    Unlike
  • HalfDrunkToast:
    oh ya they are happy xD every time i come in to my room my Koy betta is like HI HI HI and actively swimming around
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Nerodia1:
    Děkuji za přijetí. Hledám tohoto obojživelníka, Typhlonectes compressicauda, nevíte, kde ho získat, nejlépe někde v Evropě.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Caudex has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    VEEK has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    My axie is acting woerd he was a rescue as stated in a different post he got better and now seems to be deteriorating again...again all tank conditions are OK and as should be. He seems to have some black dapple like pattern under his bottom lip? Is that normal? And his two back feet have a little wierd growth? Almost? Tiny tiny tiny lump. His capillaries in his feathers also appear darker and more visible. Any help would be appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    Hes a leucistic axie
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    AmphibiGirl has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Dibgame:
    Hey guys. First time on this forum and im not sure what formatting i should use but hey here i go.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    Hi! I'm being in a hard position where I have to re-home my axolotls. I'm moving out and I would like to find them a new home with someone who can take proper care of them
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    I have an adult wild type and a juvenile leucistc
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • BigAl:
    Oops my bad accidentally sent that
    +1
    Unlike
  • Binditheaxolotl:
    @HalfDrunkToastLol
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    is anyone online???
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    Are you still here
    +1
    Unlike
  • ZayneSantos:
    Is there anyone on who can give me advice?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Max2445:
    @ZayneSantos, What advice do you need
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    based on this video what type of salamander might this larva be? I suspect either eastern newt or spotted salamander
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    help appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    they are from missouri
    +1
    Unlike
    KrabzAga: they are from missouri +1
    Top