View Full Version : Breeding Tank Size

08-05-2008, 09:58 AM
I am planning on setting up a breeding colony of Leopard Gecko's. I have 1.5.0 Leo's. I have read that a 5 (female) to 1 (male) ratio is the maximum you should go, however my plans are for 3 females to one male.

I have 3 females in a 40 gal tank and they get along fine with no fighting or stressing one another out.

Breeding post seem to leave out tank size for breeding.

Will a 40 gal tank be sufficient to add the male?

08-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Isn't it 1.5.0 and not 5.1.0? I understand, that the numbers go male.female.unknown. If one marks 5.1.0 or sells 0.1 geckos, it's good to know exactly what one is getting.. ;)


08-05-2008, 12:40 PM
OOOOPS! Ya got me on that one. It should have read 1.5.0, that's 1 (male) to 5 (females) to 0 (unknown)

It was corrected in the original post.

Thanks and was there anything else you spotted.

08-05-2008, 01:03 PM
a 40 should be big enough but each gecko should be able to have its own 12x12 section so if it that big then you good and what flavors are you leos? just like to know

08-05-2008, 01:40 PM
I can show you the girls that are in one tank together and spot the male.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/th_101_0154Spot-male.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/101_0154Spot-male.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/th_101_0153Brianna-Female.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/101_0153Brianna-Female.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/th_100_9163.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/100_9163.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/th_101_0170Marshmallow-Female.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/stano40/Geckos/101_0170Marshmallow-Female.jpg)

All of my geckos I got as unwanted and I won't part with these babies.

I am still too new to decide which is a morph and which one it is as of yet. I am reading up on it as much as I can.

I'm pretty sure spot is a normal, although when he sheds his body is a bright yellow and his tail is a whitish coloration.

Marshmallow is a normal and I believe lemon drop can be classifieds as a normal.

Brianna I'm not sure which morph she is quite yet, but I do have two more that are just like her and my second thought is to take these three girls and find a male that looks like them for a breeding group.

That would leave spot and the remaining two normals to themselves as a breeding group.

08-05-2008, 02:12 PM
well i actually think lemon drop is a tangerine and i know brianna is some sort of patternless

08-05-2008, 02:39 PM
From most of the photos I have been looking at, I was in the same conclusion of Briana being a patternless. I just didn't know about lemon-drop so I just classified her as a normal.

I'm still learning to tell morphs apart and I appreciate the help.

Thank You for that information.

Part of my research has been mixed in that I find some breeders th have breeding colonies and other just place a female in with a male. Once copulation as occurred the female is removed to a nesting area. Which is correct and/or safer or is it a breeder preference.