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    I am looking at getting an Electric Blue Day Gecko. The tank I have is a 36" x 18" x 36"h. Since it is so large, can I mix the Electric Blue with a Gold Dust? or any other species that would get along with the Lygodactylus Williamsi? Still in research stage so looking for any advice.

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    I have found that often even day geckos of the same species don't do well together, so I recommend either getting several small geckos of the same species (I'd recommend all females) or sticking to 1 gecko. It's possible that in a large enclosure like that with lots of hiding spaces the same species geckos won't bother each other, but there's still no guarantee. I've successfully kept a number of geckos of the same species together in small groups including leopard geckos, crested geckos, gargoyle geckos, but the one time I had 2 gold dust day geckos together (both female, though my enclosure size I think was too small) I ended up with only 1 gecko eventually.

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    Thanks. Sorry about your Gold Dust. I was wondering that since the enclosure is so big that I can have a lot of hiding spots, caves etc - could I mix 2 different species ie the Electric Blue and a Gold Dust since they won't have the fight instinct for mating being of different species. My only worry is that the Gold Dust is a little larger. I was planning to have multiple feeding areas so competition for food should not be an issue either.

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    You can always try and see what happens. Just be sure to have an alternative enclosure in case you need one in a hurry.

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