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    It will be cool to have a dart frog tank with cherry shrimp in the pond. Be aware, however, that you need around 10 gallons to sustain a population of shrimp and that some species of dart frogs don't like ponds.
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    10 gallons? i've sustained populations in 2.5...
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    haha i might buy a small 10 gallon set up if i do the shrimp now that i think about it...i'm starting to wonder if i can get the 55 up to my room too but i doubt my mom will let me do that.

    30 gallon: dart frogs
    20 gallon long: darts (or shrimp if i get the 55 upstairs haha)
    55 gallon: Cichlids (darts if upstairs)

    i think i'm going to start gathering supplies for the 30 gallon dart tank haha, tomorrows my bday so let's see how things go :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    10 gallons? i've sustained populations in 2.5...
    Are you talking about breeding populations?

    If so can you tell me how, I'm still learning about these shrimps.
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    @raymond: yes i am. small shrimp in general such as neocardina, paracardina, etc etc have almost a negligible amount of biomass, producing very little waste and depending on species, spend most of their time eating detritus and left over fish food. very few species get larger than an inch. just make sure the tank is heavily planted so the babies have plenty of places to hide.
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    I myself want to Dart Frogs sometime in the future.

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    55 gallon: Cichlids (darts if upstairs)
    I liked Discus when I had them..... hope to in the future again.



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    ive kept darts and ive bred mantellas.......keeping the frogs is easy.....infact if your used to growing tropical CP's its pretty easy to jump to darts cause your already used to paying attention to what the environment is doing, just got to keep in mind the smaller frogs are escape artists and escape means death unless your right there when it happens.....

    that said, raising food for them is a PITA, infact i gave them up cause i ran into a couple headaches with the food raising i was having trouble getting past.....this can be less of a big deal if yah live somewhere where there are alot of other dart keepers and can buy fruit flies and such off them in an emergency but given i am in BFE and have nightly lows below -40 in the winter making shipping near impossible for several months, all i had on was myself to rely on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler View Post
    that said, raising food for them is a PITA
    I like the Dendrobates azureus which are a little bigger and I've had an idea for an alternate food source for them since I agree raising FF is a PITA. I never search to see if anyone has tried this or not.
    My idea is Turkistan Roach (Blatta lateralis). They drop there eggs sacks. They do not climb glass. So it would be very easy to place the eggs sacks in a dish in the dart frog cage. Baby roaches hatch which are very small and could be potential food Dendrobates azureus.


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