Help me?!

Joshgoldberg

New member
Hi. My name is josh and I have had my 2 geckos for some time now, I have a Madagascar giant day gecko, as well as a brown anole, both living in the same tank. The day gecko was left at a pet store I worked at and the brown anole was found injured at a local plant store in the plants. I know that you shouldn’t have 2 different species together, but they get along fine, with some minor disputes and occasional fight. But it usually ends in the anole running away and guarding his corner. My main concern is some small green balls that have been “growing” in the substrate of the tank . It is a naturalistic tank with 2-3 inches of coconut husk (forgot what it’s called) and with worms, beetles and other insects to clean up. It has a layer of sphagnum moss on top as well as you 3 live plants and some twigs as well.A04BF78E-C0D8-4E2C-8984-C5FA89171C7A.jpg
 

acpart

Active member
Welcome to GU. It's kind of hard to tell what you're talking about because of the glare in the photo. Could it be mushrooms? They appear sometimes. Other than that, I have no idea. (the mushrooms are fine).

Aliza
 

JayJay&Cleo

New member
Do you have a heat source for them? What do you feed them? And what sexes are they? If they are both males you may want to think about separating them. (you definitely should, considering that they are different species) The growing things are most likely some kind of fungus or mushroom, and you should remove them immediately. If the substrate is too wet or is not cleaned out often enough, that could cause something like this.
 

acpart

Active member
I have to say that I leave the mushrooms in the enclosure when they appear. They look really cool disappear within days and don't harm the geckos.

Aliza
 

Joshgoldberg

New member
So yes, they do have a heat source, as well as a UVA/UVB light, the Madagascar day gecko is a female, and the anole is a male, I also have some better pics of the “fungus” or whatever it is! I also have hundreds of millipedes in the tank, and they seem to be enjoying it. I have thought about cleaning it out but I don’t know how I would, neither gecko is very friendly, nor would I trust them with the door open! 3F72B478-2532-4F59-8617-1121EEF44BED.jpg3F72B478-2532-4F59-8617-1121EEF44BED.jpg
 

acpart

Active member
I have seen white fungus like that growing between the substrate and the glass. I just leave it alone. It never caused a problem.

I do have to say I'm a bit surprised that the anole has not become dinner for the day gecko!

Aliza
 

acpart

Active member
If it's under a light and frequently wet, it could even be algae, which isn't a problem either.

Aliza
 
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