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    Hello,

    I have this spare 40 gallon breeder tank, and don't have anything to put in it.

    I've been thinking of mantids, a colony of ants... turtles, crested geckos... but I can't decide! Does anyone know of any generally easy-to-care for animals that would do well in this situation?

    Thanks!

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    Send it to me I'll put something in it. How about a ball python? They are great and easy. Only get about 6 feet long. Not a lot of work. Very nice. I've had mine since Febuary. Only eats about 2 times a month. Just a suggestion.

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    Personally, I'd suggest plants; I'm not a big fan of the 'I have a tank so I need to get something' mentality.

    I'd avoid turtles, first; most species get *much* bigger than can be housed in such a small aquarium, and they require complex setups (filters, monitoring water quality, all that crap) to deal with the immense amounts of waste they generate. Cresties might work, if you can turn the tank on end to give them vertical room; that might also be good for some tree frogs.

    As for balls, they're usually great *if* you get captive bred (if it costs less than $60, it's not captive bred, no matter what the shop says). Wild caught and captive hatched are invariable parasite-ridden, usually die, rarely tame as well, and go off their food for months. Captive bred balls will also go off food for months, but not like wild-caughts or captive-hatched.

    Personally, I'd recommend some Neps.

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    A couple of emperor scorpions!
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    Guppies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (larry @ June 07 2006,11:49)]A couple of emperor scorpions!
    That's so strange, I was looking at these, today. I like them!

    Mokele, I understand what you mean- I worded my original post badly, however. I've been wanting a new animal for a while. And now, I have room and am trying to decide what to get.

    Jim, yes! I have a school of guppies in a 20 gallon aquarium, now! Neat fish!

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    put it up for auction.....

    i would get a scorpion or a tarantula..
    thanks for you imput

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    I vote a corn snake

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