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    Went to the pet store last night to get food for my dog, and they had a new tank by the reptiles. The label on it said 'Cape Zebra Dwarf Day Geckos'.
    Someone on the other forum I am on said they were probably a type of Lygodactylus.
    I looked up Lygodactylus, and the closest common name to that I see is the 'Cape Dwarf Gecko'. But supposedly the Lygotactylus are often mislabeled and there could even be a mixture of species in the tank as well at the pet store being sold as one kind.

    Whatever they were, they were really cute and tiny. Don't know if they were full grown or not, but they were probably under 3" total. There were multiple (at least 4) in a 10 gallon tank with way more than enough room left even with all the plants. They were jumping all over the place. They were really cool to watch.
    They were pretty looking little geckos. The coloring was kind of a gradient down the body of blueish and grayish with darker stripes going down long-ways from head to tail.

    I am interested in getting some of them if the care isn't overly complicated for what I can accommodate now. But first I'd like to know exactly what they are, and what the care would be. And if $20 is a good price for them heh (sounds cheap when you are used to Bearded Dragons and Crested Geckos haha!)

    I don't have any pictures of the geckos I saw (I may try and go back with my camera soon) and can't find any info or photos online. Hopefully I can learn a bit more here then
    2.2.1 Crested Geckos (Deku, Charmander, Gemron, Midna, & Chozo)
    1.2.0 Bearded Dragons (Ridley, Samus, & Brinstar)
    1.1.0 Emerald Swifts (Cosmo & Wanda)
    1.3.0 Clawed Frogs (Geron, Gamal, Putos, & Trevor)
    1.3.0 Cats (Smoosh, Poofie, Xenia, & Saria)
    1.0.0 Shiba Inu (Yoshi)
    0.0.1 Oscar Cichlid (Ganon)
    0.1.1 Green Terror Cichlids (not named yet)
    and too many to count other freshwater community fish, snails, etc

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    Hello, I probably am wrong but would they possibly be a subspecies of Lygodactylus capensis. Pictures would help a great deal though.
    Sup

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    Sound like Lygodactylus kimhowelli.
    A few geckos.... :-D

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    Yeah kimhowelli has some striped pattern so that could explain the "zebra"

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