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    Green Anole Live Plants

    Hello all. I need a little advise on setting up my new green anole tank. im moving my one male out of a 10g into a 55gal
    48"long x 12"deep x 18"tall. he was never really happy in the 10g. i want to plant the new one with live plants and possibly put one of the self contained waterfalls in it. not really sure which plants to use however and do you plant in the substrate or "hide pots" in the substrate for cleaning purposes? also which lights etc would work equally as well for uva/uvb and keeping the plants healthy? i would perfer to use a standar 48" flouresent hood (as i already have one handy) and my standard basking light. any opinions?






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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    I would start out with pathos. Very simple to keep and nice and sturdy. They grow fast and you can wrap the ivy around anything you want. I would re-plant it in a larger and taller pot (the taller the better). Rinse the leaves and dirt well, then re-pot with organic soil. This will give your guys some new tall things to bask under and climb on and around.

    they don't need uvb, but will benefit from the 48" hood. Perfect setting for this plant.
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    And pothos grows so fast that it will fill the entire tank!
    So all you have to do is keep cutting it back and you can plant the cuttings and keep renewing plants!
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    thank you! anything other recomendations for this tank setup? also i can not figure out if green tree frogs is bad or good. seems to be two very different trains of thought on this. looking at the tank in my living room albeiet pretty bare at this point, but it really seems big and roomy and i only have one anole. more anoles and no frogs? both? dont mind spending the time effort and funds to make the habitat correct.

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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    Multi species habitats are a pain in the rear!
    And usually are not successful.
    Stick to the anoles.
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    You never want to create a community vivarium unless you are VERY experienced, and maybe not even then! IT's extremely hard to do and most vivs with more than one species do not tend to go well. I know that most Petsmarts and online sources recommend keeeping green anoles with green tree frogs, but many things can go wrong.
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    sweet. i'll just try to get a couple females to put in with him then. thanks for your help!

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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    Your welcome!
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    yep, they summed it up. You could add frogs, but there is always the chance the anoles will try to bite the frogs and the stress from the lizards will cause the frogs an early death. Not to mention anoles like it warmer than green frogs typically do.
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    Re: Green Anole Live Plants

    Oh and if you keep green anole males and females make sure to look for eggs! If they hatch inside the cage the babies may be eaten!
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