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Poison dart frog vivariums

gex23

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That photo needs a sun glasses warning :cool: It looks great 😃

That AI Prime packs a punch for such a diminutive little light!

Great work, all looking good

Do you follow troy goldberg on youtube

I watch his videos occasionally - there's not a lot of choice with this hobby - compared to aquascaping or reefing channels for example!
 

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If anyone remembers, last year I bought 4 unsexed Oophaga pumilio 'isla colon' which all turned out to be male.....

Well i've been offered a 1.1 proven pair that i'm collecting tomorrow .... along with tadpoles they're caring for in a bromeliad - fingers crossed that they'll continue that care in the new tank.

It's a bit too soon as the tank is very fresh, not grown in and a little unstable with regards humidity .... but it's an offer I couldn't refuse - just means they'll need a bit more TLC than the other tanks :)
 

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Almost full

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a 1.1 proven pair that i'm collecting tomorrow .... along with tadpoles they're caring for in a bromeliad - fingers crossed that they'll continue that care in the new tank.


Did you collect them, if so how are they all doing?
 

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I was busy adding new bromeliads to the tank containing the suspected 2 x male Pumilio 'red frog beach' and removing / cleaning / replacing other plants at the same time.

One neoregelia in particular, whilst removed, was shook to remove the old water and loose algae and out this popped :

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Bar constant calling from the male, i've seen relatively little interaction (with them staying on opposite levels of the tank), breeding behaviour least of all eggs!

Suffice to say I was shocked!

I suppose I can now suggest I have a 1.1 pair of Oophaga pumilio 'red frog beach', meaning I now have :

- 1.1 Oophaga pumilio escudo / 2 morphed froglets / tadpoles
- 1.2 Oophaga pumilio rio branco / 1 morphed froglet / tadpoles
- 1.1 Oophaga pumilio isla colon drago / 2 morphed froglets / tadpoles
- 1.1 Oophaga pumilio bastimentos red frog beach / tadpole
 
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The Oophaga pumilio red frog beach enclosure with a couple of new bromeliads :

- Neoregelia 'small talk'
- Neoregelia 'flaming lovely'

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Orchid sp. blooming (unsure on the species)

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Begonia 'thelmae' blooming :

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Nice christmas moss growth :

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Think it's about time I start a new thread for these tanks
 

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The Oophaga pumilio red frog beach enclosure with a couple of new bromeliads :

- Neoregelia 'small talk'
- Neoregelia 'flaming lovely'

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IMG-20200916-185314.jpg


Orchid sp. blooming (unsure on the species)

IMG-20200916-185350.jpg


IMG-20200912-140629.jpg


Begonia 'thelmae' blooming :

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Nice christmas moss growth :

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Collecting 3 juvenile Oophaga pumilio 'almirante' tomorrow and, separately, a large order placed for orchids and climbers :

Climbers :

- Begonia listada
- Cissus discolor
- Marcgravia spec. Costa Rica NEU
- Marcgravia spec. Kolumbien


Minature orchids :

- Diplocaulobium stelliferum
- Masdevallia minuta
- Masdevallia wendlandiana
- Pleurothallis janettiae
- Pleurothallis tribuloides
- Pleurothallis spec. aus Mittelamerika
- Pleurothallis spec. Mittelamerika
- Pleurothallis costaricensis
- Pleurothallis (Specklinia) corniculata
- Stelis spec. Kolumbien

It's been an expensive day :)
 

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Rio Branco enclosure freshly planted - June :

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September :

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Some areas struggling with damp / algae / too moisture retentive, but overall i'd say the growth is 'satisfactory'.

50/50 happy with it thus far.
 
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