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Posted by cobaltblue on April 27, 2003 at 04:40:36:

In Reply to: Pygmy leaf in glass tank??? posted by thundergibbon on April 26, 2003 at 13:04:56:

Hi,
Yes, very ok.
I've kept R. brevicaudatus in the past and i remember the information Ed of Kammerflage Chams gave me on them. In short, the pygmies can be kept in glass tanks. (ex. A 1.3 of pygmies can be kept in a standard 10gallon.) More than one male can coexist in one tank, but you MUST be sure that there is enough space and hiding spots in that tank so that males have the option to retreat to different parts of the tank, otherwise your gonna have males that will constantly be aggravated and territorial, which may lead to a build up of stress. Try to keep the humidity up, its required. Pygmies are ground dwellers, so they must not get much sunlight. However, give them the option to choose the temps they want to be in (Provide a UVB bulb for full light coverage and a 15w heat lamp on one end of the tank as a basking lamp). For vitamins, use Herptivite and Calcium w/ VitD3 or Walkabout Farms' vitamins.

Pygmy chams (R. brev.) may be kept in a vivarium-style tank. (Here's a link to a vivarium, but it's for Poison Frogs (hope it helps) CLICK ME!) Ed@KammerFlage uses SuperSoil brand potting soil as substrate. For the discerning pygmy-cage designer, you could use pothos, other houseplants, or you could use dead leaves. For breeding, once eggs are discovered, don't move them. Leave them alone. Just allow the eggs to incubate in the tank.


-cobaltblue/byron
:Hi there,
:Can anyone tell me if it's ok to keep pygmy leaf chameleon in a glass tank will a well ventilated lid?

:Thanks for any help.

:Justin





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