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Postby Malli » April 21st, 2006, 3:35 am

weeell... I don't have a digital camera, so I can post pics of what I have, only pics of other animals that look like what I have :rolleyes2:
But I wanted to share anyway...

I have a Green Spotted Puffer, 'Skittles', he lives alone in a 45 gallon tank, he likes it that way
heres what he looked like when I first got him
he looks more like this now, and hes about 4-5 inches long :D ... urface.jpg

a Clown Plecostomus in a 20 gallon while I wait for money and inspiration as to what to keep with him, probably some unusual Dwarf Cichlids... ... wnPlec.JPG
a pic of an angry one whos been pulled out of the water :o

a Brstle Nose Plecostomus
here are some lips :shock: ... _pleco.jpg
and a full body shot
He also lives with a Tsipoy Malagsi Cichlid, but I can't find any decent pics of them...

I have 3 American Green Tree Frogs, 'Hip', 'Hop', and 'Plop' (he almost went down the drain!! long story...) ... 010-24.jpg

A Cuban Tree frog "Fidel" (get it? ha ha) He lives alone.. ... og_bck.jpg

and most recently two baby Red Eyed Tree Frogs, who are the hardest frog to keep that I've had so far...
mine look quite a bit like mini versions of this one.. ... e%2016.jpg

I am also considering getting some Poison Dart Frogs
that look like this....
or like this... ... reus_1.jpg

All of the Frogs are kept in species only set ups as some have poisonous secretions and most frogs will eat whatever they can fit in their mouths!!

There are some examples of the rest of my crew :D

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Postby ParisStreetPitCrew » April 21st, 2006, 7:37 am

I love puffers!
and those frogs.... :o They're gorgeous!!
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Postby Purple » April 21st, 2006, 8:29 am

The frogs are pretty, but at the same time, give me the willies....go figure! I love the name "Plop"!!
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 21st, 2006, 9:30 am

Cute frogs!!!
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Postby Maryellen » April 21st, 2006, 9:54 am

awesome fishes and frogs!!
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Postby Maryellen » April 21st, 2006, 9:55 am

i am in love with the red eye frogs.. and the pleco that has lips:)
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Postby msvette2u » April 21st, 2006, 10:33 am

What awesome fish!!
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Postby Jenn » April 21st, 2006, 12:40 pm

Those are some really neat fish, I like the spotted one. (1st one)
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Postby Malli » April 22nd, 2006, 3:59 am

Thanks :D

Even though they are "just to watch" critters I still enjoy 'em
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Postby 04100824 » April 22nd, 2006, 10:13 am

where do you get poison dart frongs from? I'd imagine they'd be a bit interresting to can't hold them or anything because of their secretions, can you?

The blue ones are beautiful! Those and the fire red ones, and sometimes the yellow bellied ones are my favorite darts. :D
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Postby Malli » April 23rd, 2006, 12:41 pm

The dart frogs are usually available thru a private dealer.

Its definately safest not to hold them.

Few people are aware but, its actually not a great idea to hold any frog. Their skin (wich they drink through, they don't use their mouths) is almost as sensitive as the tissue inside our lungs. Handling them causes stress (they are prey animals) and can put oils from our skin and anything else we have on our hands onto them, wich is not good, and handling can also cause small microscopic rips in their skin. If you have to handle a frog, your best option is to wash with non-scented soap and rinse really well and then leave your hands wet. The only time I handle any of my frogs is to poke the end of their nose gently to get them to walk into a small holding container for cleaning :D

Anywho, now that I'm finished my informative paragraph :lol3: I just thought you might be interested to know that...

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