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    I have built a large (4' x 8' x 6' high) paludarium. It is heavily planted, and warm and humid. I intend to put some arboreal geckos in there. I am considering flying geckos, and lined day geckos. Do you think these species are compatible?
    Do you think the two species would fight with each other? If so, do you have any suggestions for more compatible species?
    Do you think this enclosure is large enough for more than one male of any given species?

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    The most I can do is to point you to a discussion in Gecko Time about multi-species co-habitation. Many people will simply say "don't do it", but I'm less inclined to be that inflexible. In general I'd say the following:
    --it's best to co-habit species that already come from the same general locale
    --it's important to figure out what part of the environment the different species will occupy (i.e. two arboreal species may cause problems for each other)
    --It's important to know how likely one species could become food for another.

    I think it's hard enough to house multiple species without trying to house multiple males of a single species as well.
    Here are the articles in Gecko Time:
    Prose and Controversies: Individual or Group Housing? - Gecko Time - Gecko Time
    A Tale of Two Comment Opportunities - Gecko Time - Gecko Time

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