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Old 10-09-03, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what could i keep in a 2.5g??

I have this 2.5g at my house which i would like to use but i'm not sure what to keep in it. Got any suggestions on what i could keep in there? :P Lizard preferably because my mom isn't much of a fan of ssnakess (all my herps are at my boyfriend's) but any ideas for snakes are great also Maybe i could convince my parents to keep one here .
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Oh and there's not a lid...so yeah unless i get one or make one i won't be able to keep a snake in there :P Or anything that can climb on the glass... oh man lol
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Old 10-09-03, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's not big enough for any herp, really. Not enough room for clean air exchange and they'd end up breathing in their own exhalations. Even a 1 inch mantella frog really requires at least 7 gallons in order not to stagnate in its own nitrogen.
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should be fine for one of the smaller scorpions but probably nothing that gets over 2 inches (5cm)
 
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Well you deffinately cannot keep any geckos in a 2.5 gal, that is a TINY cage, nor any snakes for the matter that it is too small and has no lid.
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I'm guessing some sort of frog as eyespy said. Like a mantella or maybe even a poison arrow frog (even though 2.5 is still a little umm.. small), maybe a red bellied toad?? I'm not sure. But I'm going with frogs, here... they're real cute. A perfect fit would be an african dwarf frog, those are really awesome and aquatic so you don't really have to worry too much about a lid, although you might want to make something out of plastic for half of the top or something similar. Just a few suggestions I hope you find your new little friend
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Rachel eyespy said that its even too small for an arrow frog. And a Firebellied toad needs a 10 gallon minimum, they're swimmers and need the water space.
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never thought of a hermit crab, that's a good idea!
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um, crickets for the herps at your boyfriends house...?
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If you keep geckos or any other small herp like that, you could always just use the 2.5 gal as a holding tank while you are cleaning cages....about the only thing I would use it for personally (unless you like the hermit crab suggestion, that is)
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I dont know much that can stay in a 2.5 gallon tank (if u can even call it a tank) all i would say is get a bigger tank if possable..
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hermit crabs are excellent to keep they are actually very amusing little guys, i always get a laugh out of mine they make me think of martian marvin from looney tunes for some reason. go with one of them, they are very low maintenence too so they wouldn't be a lot of hassle like a frog. any aquatic frog in a 2.5g tank would need to be cleaned constantly. go with the crab or a scorpion, emeperor are the best as far as scorpions go in my opinion. if you like inverts you may want to get a fancy snail or make that 2.5g into a water tank for a dwarf albino clawed frog or blue crawdad, i have a 5g housing one of each of those and it has worked out great. good luck.
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A millipied! It is perfect. You can always make a lid. If it holds water you could get a fighting fish aka Beta. Some dwarf aquatic frogs just do small water cages. A trap door spider....... Stick bug........
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lol thanks guys I just wanted to know if there was anything i could keep in it :P So i think i'm going to sneak a 10g in my room
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