Reptiles/mixing

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Question
can I mix 4 P. Bicolors dart frogs, 4 D. azereus, 2 clown tree frogs, and two D. imitators in a 75 gal. tank

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Hi Nathan,

That tank size is suitable for the number of frogs you are planning but I would be cautious about adding the D. imitators to that group, depending on the size/gender of the other species.

A large female azureus or bicolor can be almost two inches while a little male imitator will be just around one half inch. There is a cannabilism risk as well as the problem of having to provide food items of vastly varying sizes.

You should be able to set up an impressive natural looking display tank with a 75 gallon.  

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I can answer questions on the proper husbandry and diet of Iguanas, bearded dragons, geckoes, skinks, chameleons, tortoises, box turtles, treefrogs, non-venomous snakes and tarantulas. Also the breeding of some species of feeder insects. I have no experience with venonmous snakes and only limited experience with aquatic turtles.

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I have been keeping and breeding reptiles for over 30 years. In addition to my regular job in the medical field I also worked for several years in a pet store that specialized only in exotics. The job entailed both caring for and answering questions on innumerable species. It required constant, extensive research into a wide range of reptiles. I have been called to appear on televised national media (CBC, CTV and Life Channel) as well as CBC radio to discuss the proper care of reptiles and other exotics in captivity. I currently own one or more species of those listed under my expertise with the exception of chameleons. I owned chameleons for years but keep none currently. I keep over 20 snakes comprising 5 species, both Colubridae and Boidae. I bred corn snakes for several years. I have a particular interest in treefrogs and currently have 5 different species. I've raised redfoot tortoises for 10 years and have two iguanas, one for 12 years.

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A small and now defunct local magazine called "Pet Vue"

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Diagnostic medical microbiology with some parasitology experience.

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