Best dart for large groups?

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  1. DunderBear

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    I am brand new to the hobby and am getting a 48"x15"x28" (LxWxH) tank and after it is fully established ideally i want to keep 6-10 frogs depending on the species. From what I understand tincs are good in pairs so that's a no. And my two other Dendrobate options would be auratus or leucomelas. I like the auratus morphs more than the leucomelas personally but leucs are also more bold so hmm. Basically my main question is which is better in larger groups?
     
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    Leucs do very well in big groups, and are bold in the right conditions. They will also be all over the tank and use the height your tank will have. Plus their call is awesome.
     
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    Ameeriga are wonderful gregarious frogs. I have a group of 5 in a big tank. I have never witnessed any aggression in this group and they do use every inch of the tank as well and are exceptionally bold.

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    How loud are the calls if you were outside the viv?
     
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    Epipedobates anthonyi do very well in large groups.
    Both auratus and leucomelas would be fine in a group also.
    Ranitomeya imitator would be ok in a group in a good size tank also.
     
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    It's not obnoxiously loud but you can hear it a couple rooms away.
     
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    Depends on the individual. I had mine in my bedroom and had one male I could hear in my living room downstairs with the TV on and both the living room and bedroom doors shut!
     
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    That could be an issue considering I want them in my room but whatever
     
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    If you want something for your bedroom in a group I'd go with auratus. You won't hear them easily outside of the vivarium. D. tinctorius are also barley audible.
     
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    Alright if I were to maximize the tank space. How many do you think I'd be able to keep for a max and how do they do in groups behaviour wise.
     
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    You can also use Terribilis in larger groups. I used to have 6 Mints in a 48" long tank basically the old 65 gal tanks. Had them for many years in there no problem. They can also eat larger food such as 1/4"-3/4" crickets but I mainly use 1/2" crickets so no worries about flies getting out and into your room. Now they have a loud call but don't call as often as many other frogs at least mine didn't but contact Bernie Hale on that one with his Yellow Terribilis. I was over there and only heard the male calling a few times and only because he coaxed the male to call. Anyways non of the frogs will call when the lights go out and you are sleeping and during the day if you are in there you might like to hear the frogs calling. I love to hear all the Pumilio calling when I go in my frog room kind of soothing yet exciting at the same time. Now you just have to decide on which ones you want. Terribilis are also large and very bold so you would always see them. I have 5 Yellow's in a 36" Exo Terra heavily planted and see them all the time.

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    I have 5 yellow terribs that I got off of Bernie in a 36" long viv and I see all 5 at all times. Nice bright and bold. Definitely the most fun to watch at feeding time.
     
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    Terribilis do great in groups, the only problem is they are illegal in B.C.
     
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