Herp Center Reptile Forums
TFH Publications
 
       
^^ The Advertisements above disappear once you log in. Not a member? Register Now, it's free! ^^
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Elite Member Arikun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    22407
    Posts
    147

    Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    How much green do I have to add to get my little guys to turn green every now and then? Will they ever turn green again? I'm thinking of painting the outside back wall and half of the two side walls with a mostly green theme.
    Can cacti live with tree frogs, the smooth and/or fuzzy kind, not the ones with spikes? =p
    Are there any oriental small grasses I can add to my 90gal? Theres a grass that is medium to bright blue that I would love to add to a corner, since grass is in the wild everywhere, would that be a good idea?
    They love the Pony Tail palm I have in there, they seem to jump and swing on its thin long leaves and enjoy it. The palm hasn't grown any and also hasn't died or dropped leaves, how long do you think I could keep it in there before it got too big?
    I hear of people changing out dirt and plants when cleaning their tanks, why and gawd that must be expensive?






  2. #2
    Frog Lover schlegelbagel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Abingdon, Maryland
    Posts
    14,320

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arikun View Post
    How much green do I have to add to get my little guys to turn green every now and then? Will they ever turn green again?
    No idea, they chance color whenever they feel like it.

    Can cacti live with tree frogs, the smooth and/or fuzzy kind, not the ones with spikes? =p
    I would say no. Cacti need much more light and very dry temps. Stick to something more tropical. I will suggest a pothos plant. They tolerate a whole lot.

    Are there any oriental small grasses I can add to my 90gal? Theres a grass that is medium to bright blue that I would love to add to a corner, since grass is in the wild everywhere, would that be a good idea?
    I would not add anything you dig up. There is a good chance you will bring some nasties along with it. Check out a good greenhouse/nursey and talk to some plant experts and find out what will grow good in a terrarium.

    They love the Pony Tail palm I have in there, they seem to jump and swing on its thin long leaves and enjoy it. The palm hasn't grown any and also hasn't died or dropped leaves, how long do you think I could keep it in there before it got too big?
    No idea.

    I hear of people changing out dirt and plants when cleaning their tanks, why and gawd that must be expensive?
    There is no need to change out all the dirt or plants in a fully planted tank. The roots will help absorb extra nutrients. If you want, pick up some beneficial bugs like isopods. However, I do scoop the top layer off a few times a year and replace the eco-earth.
    My name is Liz
    Dubia Roaches for sale. Mixed Nymphs - 125/$25 plus shipping.(currently out of stock)

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  3. #3
    Elite Member Arikun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    22407
    Posts
    147

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    The cacti I have in there are growing very well in the conditions my frogs enjoy.
    I was not going to dig up grass, you can't find that species in your yard either way.
    I'm not trying to sound mean or rude, btw.

  4. #4
    Subscribed User LovetheBaruu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,639

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arikun View Post
    I was not going to dig up grass, you can't find that species in your yard either way.
    LOL-You can find ornamental grass in your yard if you planted it there! Liz probably thought you had it growing in your yard from your gardening efforts. Don't forget to change all of the soil out of the roots and pots of the any plants you purchase- to organic. I think that the grasses would get too tall and, until they have grown too tall, not hold the weight of the frogs- I just found 2 very green froglets on my hibiscus. If their preferred hiding spot is green they should be green...
    Kelly

    Loves Grand High Wizards who are partial to redheads

  5. #5
    Elite Member Arikun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    22407
    Posts
    147

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Yea, sorry, my mind is on buying even from seeds to limit spread of insects and disease.
    Why would they be almost white then? Sometimes they are near black, other times they match the tree bark that I don't notice them until they move.
    This morning 4 were lined up on a branch near the bottom next to the pool. The 5th frog was bathing, I dont know where the 6th one is hiding...

    Whats a good way to clean and keep clean the inner side of the acrylic? Its hard to get a good picture with froggie prints everywhere....

  6. #6
    Subscribed User LovetheBaruu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,639

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Water and paper towels, to be safe, when you clean. Especially if you are needing to mist daily! Those prints and droplets have a way of messing up a good shot. Color can change from stress and temps too. Just keep in mind that they are trying to camouflage themselves and seem to be doing a very good job! Have you had a fecal test done? Are you using a good quality hydrometer? Sorry if you have already answered these questions!
    Kelly

    Loves Grand High Wizards who are partial to redheads

  7. #7
    Elite Member Arikun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    22407
    Posts
    147

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    fecal test from where? at home or vet...?
    I'm using the cheap little stick on ones as well as a Zilla electronic hydro and temp meter

  8. #8
    Subscribed User LovetheBaruu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,639

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    You have to take a fresh sample to the veterinarian. They check it for parasites. There is a link for finding a Herp Vet in your area on the forum...
    Kelly

    Loves Grand High Wizards who are partial to redheads

  9. #9
    Frog Lover schlegelbagel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Abingdon, Maryland
    Posts
    14,320

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arikun View Post
    The cacti I have in there are growing very well in the conditions my frogs enjoy.
    I was not going to dig up grass, you can't find that species in your yard either way.
    I'm not trying to sound mean or rude, btw.
    You probably have succulent then, not a cacti. they are two different things. And no one thinks you are being rude

    And I agree, the grass will be useless. If you are going to plant something put something in that will benefit the tree frogs. Try a Pothos plant. They are bright green, and might help green up your frogs too.
    My name is Liz
    Dubia Roaches for sale. Mixed Nymphs - 125/$25 plus shipping.(currently out of stock)

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  10. #10
    Registered User Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    64

    Re: Green Gray Tree Frogs? And Other Random Qs...

    Just FYI, I have a couple air plants (bromeliad family) in my froglet's tank, and they all love the plants.

    You don't want to over mist the air plants or they will rot. But since they neither need planted roots nor pots, I just pick them up and move an inch when I am wiping down the tank.

    There is usually a little frog, tucked butt first, into one the spears when I move the plants over, but they don't hold it against me

    BTW, I am using the velvety feeling air plants, not the sharp or rough plants.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 05:36 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-05-2009, 03:53 PM
  3. Feeding the Gray Tree Frogs
    By Frognut in forum Tree frogs
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 10:09 AM
  4. Baby Gray Tree Frogs
    By AVierra in forum Tree frogs
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-29-2008, 09:36 AM
  5. Green tree frogs
    By Paleontology! in forum Tree frogs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-09-2007, 08:56 AM
Powered by Herp Center
Herp Center | Richard Brooks
© 2004 - 2014
All rights reserved.
Online Since 2004

          
All material appearing on this web site is copyright © Herp Center, except where stated, and cannot be reproduced without our express written permission.