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Posted by Slaytonp on April 21, 2003 at 19:52:36:

Before I started this hobby, I was truly scared about what to get, and like most other newcomers, checked out all of the options first. Later, I discovered some other options that are either discouraged or never mentioned.

The Dendrobates imitators are usually referred to as "not a beginner's frog." Yet, when I finally got brave enough to obtain some, I found they are easy and most delightful. Mine are multiplying like mice without any interference from me except daily maintenance and keeping the bromeliad axils full of fresh water. I think the only inhibiting factor for beginners with these little fellows is their intimidating small size. The females do fight-- like professional wrestlers with head butting, chasing and flinging in slow motion. None has ever gotten hurt, however. They will stomp and eat eggs, whether the other female's or their own, I


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