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    None of my friends have or understand aquariums/reptiles so i just wanted to share my progress/pictures with this community
    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
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    November - the brom lost it's red colour but i have a lot of new growth still
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    It looks great! Nice work! You have a very lucky Garg.
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    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

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    Hello,

    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?

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    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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    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??

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katnip View Post
    I've never read anywhere or ever been told that they "don't" like humidity.... That's silly of you.
    They live in open bush area and shrubland.. It is not about what they "like", it is about how their natural surroundings are, and they are mostly found in much dryer areas than any other Rhacodactylus, Mniarogekko or Correlophus. Thats simply a fact and that is why a i would put chahoua, ciliatus or leachianus in there, but no auriculatus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew1234 View Post
    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.
    Hi Mike,

    It's definitely not a bone. If I put my finger over it it's like a raised scale. on both sides. The gecko is pretty fat/girthy already!


    and to the other, like i said i keep the humidity between 50 and 60 so it's fine in there.

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    I can't really tell from the picture, but it may just be extra fat. i know cresties can get this in that location.

    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".
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