I’m sure, as a frog owner, you must have been tempted once to fill your terrarium with all sorts of colorful frogs. But, before you act on that impulse, you need to know- Do all frog species even have the ability to live together? The bold answer is no, but some of the frogs are compatible with one another and cohabitate together without any issue.
Species like tomato frog, American dwarf from pixie frog, and some dart frog can live with the same species. On the other hand, a few species of dart frogs can live with tree frogs, leaf frogs, etc.
Only in one condition, two different species of frogs can live inside the same enclosure. And that’s the similarity of the preferred climate of each frog. Though aggression and territorial attitude play a big role, the same climate condition is the main factor.
Here, I will try to give you a small picture of what frogs can live together.
Same species that can live together
Some frogs are social in the wild and even in captivity while some are hardcore solitary animals. Most of the social frogs can be kept together in a group or even in pairs.
In the following part, you will see frogs from species that can live together in groups and pairs…
Tomato frogs are a type of frog that is native to Madagascar. They get their name from their reddish-orange coloration. Tomato frogs can live together in harmony, with both male and female frogs living in the same habitat. However, there is usually only one male frog per group of female frogs. This is because male frogs are territorial and will fight with other male frogs for the opportunity to mate.
If two male frogs are placed in the same habitat, they will usually fight until one of them dies or is forced to leave. As a result, it is best to keep male and female tomato frogs separate unless you are planning on breeding them. If you plan to keep a pair of males and females then a 10-15 gallon vivarium would be excellent for their group living.
African dwarf frogs
African dwarf frogs are social creatures that live in groups, and it is best to keep them in pairs. African dwarf frogs are small, semi-aquatic creatures that make popular pets. In the wild, these frogs spend much of their time hiding among plants, but they will also come out to bask in the sun and search for food.
You can keep one male African dwarf and one female African dwarf in pairs. As they live in groups so you can keep 5-6 of them inside one tank. The best thing about these aquatic frogs is they are peaceful and don’t fight over territory badly. All you need to make sure is to provide at least 1-2 gallons of water for each frog so that it can get enough space for swimming.
These frogs need to be kept in an enclosure with plenty of hiding places and a shallow water area for swimming. The water should be filtered and changed regularly, and the enclosure should be misted with clean, chlorine-free water every day.
Though it’s impossible to keep two male pixie frogs in one enclosure, you can keep multiple female pixie frogs without any problem. A 10-gallon space is a good size for each pixie frog, as it provides plenty of space to move around and explore.
These frogs are also relatively inactive, so there’s no need to worry about them outgrowing their enclosure. Your pixie frogs will be happy and healthy if you provide them with a spacious tank and plenty of hiding places.
Some of the dart frogs can live in pairs with their species. You can enjoy keeping them as pairs or even in a small group. Let’s have a quick on those species…
Epipedobates are highly social dart frogs that can live together in the same vivarium. All you have to make sure of is that for each frog you need to keep at least 5-10 gallon space. Their gender ratio should be like 1 male: 2 female. If you don’t maintain this ratio then there might be a fight over mating.
The blue poison dart frog is known for its bright blue coloration, which is thought to help protect it from predators. Keeping blue poison dart frogs together is not a dream and you can do it without much hassle. However, it’s not recommended to keep these frogs with other species of dart frogs.
You can keep these frogs in pairs and there won’t be an issue of fighting. One must thing you have to do is to ensure 5-10 gallon space for each of these frogs. If you keep more than one pair, adding a lot of hiding places will reduce stress and add more fun to your dart frog’s life.
The yellow-banded poison dart frog can be kept in pairs however you can’t keep them with other dart frog species. While keeping the Dendrobates Azureus you need to remember that their female is a bit aggressive.
And these frogs tend to breed all around the year so you have to keep the male ratio that keeps the environment peaceful. To keep the balance, you can keep 1 male with 2 female yellow-banded dart frogs.
Tree frogs that can live with each other
Many people think that tree frogs can’t live with each other. However, this is not true! There are many different types of tree frogs, and each type has its personality. While some types of tree frogs may not get along, others can live together harmoniously.
So, if you’re thinking about getting a tree frog as a pet, don’t worry about whether or not they’ll get along with your other pets. Instead, focus on finding a type of tree frog that will be a good fit for your home.
There are many different types of tree frogs, but some of the most popular are the American green tree frog, the grey tree frog, the red-eyed tree frog, and the white-lipped tree frog. Each of these frogs has its unique personality, but the best thing about these frogs is each of these tree frog species can be kept in a single vivarium.
These frogs can live peacefully if you provide them with the required space for each frog which is around 10 gallons of space.
Also, the gender ratio should be maintained to reduce overall stress and fighting over mates. You also need to ensure the right amount of food so that they are not going far in searching for food.
Frogs that can live with other frog species
Very few frogs can go along with other species without fighting and eating each other. But dart frog has extraordinary attributes which make them good tankmates for the hourglass frog, clown tree frog, and lemur leaf frog.
Let’s see a bit of detail about them…
Dart frog with hourglass frog
Hourglass frogs are also relatively easy to care for. They can be kept in the same tank as dart frogs, and they share many of the same Habitat requirements. The comfortable temperature range of a dart frog is 75-84 degrees Fahrenheit while the suitable temperature of an hourglass frog is 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit.
So if you can keep the temperature around 76-77 Fahrenheit for both frogs’ comfort. Keeping the humidity level at 70% would let both of the frogs to grown and live without much discomfort.
Dart frog with clown tree frog
Both clown tree frogs and poison dart frogs can be excellent tankmates. Because this tree frog has quite a similar climate requirement to a dart frog. So keeping them together would not be painful at all.
However, you need to make sure they are getting their food in the right proportion. And try to maintain the gender ratio to accelerate the fight over mating among the males or females.
Dart frog with Lemur leaf frog
The lemur leaf frog is an amazing frog that has high compatibility when it comes to living in the same enclosure as the dart frog.
Both frogs have a similar amount of need for humidity and temperature. Also, keeping enough hiding space would be excellent to maintain the peace inside the tank.
While many frogs have an extremely cannibalistic nature, some have friendly nature. You got a clear exposure to which frog species can live together without causing any chaos.
Hopefully, it will help you to arrange and make a concrete plan of how your vivarium is going to look and what types of frogs you want to add.