I decided it would be a good idea to test all of the new acquisitions before they went into permanent homes, so off to Wasatch Exotic Pet Care we went. Everyone, the Popas, the Cristo male, and even the cb Cayos all came back with protozoa and worm eggs. We're now going through a course of Panacur, Metronidazole, and Baytril. At least they'll all be happy and healthy when they get to their final destinations. A big thank you to Dr. Price and Dr. Harris at Wasatch Exotic Pet Care and as always to Dr. Frye!
And because blogs without pictures are boring, here are a couple of intestinal ickies for your viewing pleasure…
Mark wrote and asked if he could send me this guy instead as the other male had already paired up with a female and produced eggs. He's just as nice and my dominant female already seems to be showing interest even though he's just in a QT tub next to her tank.
Picture from the seller
At home in the QT tub
Species - Oophaga Pumilio Cristobal Line/Origin - 2011 Strictly Reptiles Age - ? Quantity - 1.0.0
Sadly, the Man Creek froglets did not make it. They just never put on weight like the Cayos despite a wide array of microfauna and calcium treatments. I lost the first one on October 30 and the second on November 9. I think they were simply too small to make it through the stress of shipping and such. At least I can use this as a learning experience. This last picture was taken October 22.
Species - Oophaga Pumilio Mancreek Line/Origin - 2004 Stubbs, F1 Age - 3-4 Months OOTW Quantity - 0.0.2
I truly had not planned on picking up any more frogs this soon, but these golden Isla Popa Pumilios were just gorgeous and Marcus Breece, with Simply Natural Dart Frogs, couldn't be a nicer guy. These pictures are from the moment of arrival. The male started calling right after I put him in the QT tub.
Species - Oophaga Pumilio Isla Popa Golden Line/Origin - 2011 Strictly Reptiles, WC Age - ? Quantity - 1.2.0