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mmt123103
08-02-2005, 09:31 PM
I am haveing a problem with fruit flys in my crested tank i went out and got a fire belly toad and havent put it in the tank yet because im wondering if the poison from the toad will be harmful to the geckos and if any one has another way to get rid of the fruit flys please let me know

GeckoFiend
08-02-2005, 10:48 PM
A good way to get the fruit flies out would be to clean the cage out and redo it. Make sure you don't leave the food in there too long after that. Just overnight shoudl be good.

It's usually not a good idea to mix species, and especially when one of them is toxic. I can see a crestie potentially biting a firebellied toad and getting a nice mouthful of toxins....

mmt123103
08-02-2005, 10:51 PM
i clean the cage once a week and olny leave the food over night but it doesnt seem to make a difference the baby food seems to mold over night and the temputure in the tank never goes above 76 so the toad was my last idea

GeckoFiend
08-02-2005, 10:53 PM
the toad probably wouldn't even bother with food that small....

mmt123103
08-02-2005, 10:54 PM
your probaly right is there any thing i could use other then baby food

GeckoFiend
08-02-2005, 10:56 PM
you could try switching over to the T-Rex MRP, but they may be reluctant to try it after eating baby food. Perhaps you could get some fly paper and hang it in the room....

mmt123103
08-02-2005, 10:57 PM
i have been trying to get then to eat cgd but they wont touch it
ive put it on there crickets to try to get them used to it but they never seem to

GeckoFiend
08-02-2005, 11:01 PM
try slowly mixing it into their baby food-that could get them onto it....

mmt123103
08-02-2005, 11:39 PM
ok thank ill give it a try

JBReptiles
08-03-2005, 06:44 PM
they might be moisture nats...if their still in there even when you take food out they are probly be moisture nats.i am not sure if their the same thing but in my old viv i had them and to get rid of them i didnt spray it that much and they die.