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Thread: Gargoyle Palludarium
12-18-2012, 12:31 PM #1
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This is my first reptile, i've been keeping aquariums for 10+ years.
Paludarium first set up in September after an impulse buy at my first reptile expo
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There are white cloud mountain minnows in the water area at the bottom with some aquatic plants
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October, new plants
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My baby Gargoyle gecko. he goes anythign from ghost white down to chocolate brown
November - the brom lost it's red colour but i have a lot of new growth still
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Last edited by katnip; 12-18-2012 at 12:40 PM.
12-18-2012, 01:15 PM #2
It looks great! Nice work! You have a very lucky Garg.~Cassi~
12-18-2012, 02:12 PM #3
Thank you Cassi
I fear the day I live in a larger house rather then my little condo now. lol
My dream is to have a room that's a jungle pretty much with maybe two birds, my gecko, and fish... lol
02-02-2013, 11:45 PM #4
I'm wondering what that little bump at the base of its tail is as shown in the pic below. The gecko has one on each side in the same place. Normal?
The cage you made looks really nice, although I would be careful as whether it is a good idea to have gargoyle geckos in a paludarium. They do not live in extreme rain forests, therefore the extreme humidity a paludarium provides could become a problem for your gecko. Also, I have heard of gargoyle geckos drown in too big water bowls, which might happen with an included aquarium as well. It might be a better idea to get a second cage and set it up for the gargoyle alone, with the correct parameters, rather than risk any harm that might come from this one. You could consider keeping poison dart frogs in this one, though. The high humidity might be perfect for them to dwell in.
A nice setup nevertheless!
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02-03-2013, 10:04 AM #6
Ok.... It's only a couple if inches deep...
I have a hygrometer and i keep it between 50-60... I've never read anywhere or ever been told that they "don't" like humidity.... That's silly of you.
Any response on my question anyone??
02-05-2013, 12:37 PM #7
It's likely the pelvic bones. You could feed more for it to gain a little more weight. Maybe a more fatty food once in while, wax worms, butter worms, etc. I can't tell from the pic, but this seems to be what you are describing.
02-05-2013, 12:51 PM #8
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02-05-2013, 02:05 PM #10
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And yes, 50-60% is fine for humidity. If it's allowed to get much lower, you're putting your garg at risk of health and shedding issues. Gargs are from New Caledonia, like their Crested gecko counterparts, and regardless if they are from the "drier" part of the country, the climate is still described as warm, humid, and tropical. I would not consider anything lower than 50% humidity "tropical".~Cassi~