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post #1 of 10 Old 07-03-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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New animal, guess what it is.

I got a new animal yesterday for $15, let's see if you guys can guess what it is. It climbs very well, it hisses when you try to pick it up (but doesn't bite), moves extremely fast, the skin is very bumpy, and is named Dundee. Let's see who gets it first.

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Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, Smithi Damsels, True Percula Clownfish, Royal Gramma, Bicolor Angelfish, Red Montipora, Purple Montipora, Green Montipora, purple with lime green center zoanthids, red zoanthids, red mushroom anemones, green and pink mushroom anemone, Red Pocillopora, Red/Blue Mushroom Anemone, Caulerpa prolifera, Assorted Hermits, Astraea Snails, a Turbo Snail. More organisms on the way!
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-03-2010, 10:21 PM
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My guess is some type of lizard.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-03-2010, 11:50 PM
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Gekko gecko; i.e. the Tokay gecko.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-04-2010, 04:14 AM
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i was going to say Tokay,but when you said it dosen't bite..............
thinking that Tokays are mean little boogers....i don't know now. ???????

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-04-2010, 06:16 AM
i think it's a gecko =)

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-04-2010, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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It's a crocodile gecko (Tarentola mauritanica)! He is very cute, and I am suprised more people don't keep them. I'll try to get pics. I will say when we picked him out at the store the girl opened the lid to try and get him out. He ran out too fast for her and across the floor, under a refrigerator. The staff spent over an hour trying to coax the little guy out for me. He was hanging upside down on the bottom!

16 Tanks and counting...

187 Gallon Reef in Progress:
Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, Smithi Damsels, True Percula Clownfish, Royal Gramma, Bicolor Angelfish, Red Montipora, Purple Montipora, Green Montipora, purple with lime green center zoanthids, red zoanthids, red mushroom anemones, green and pink mushroom anemone, Red Pocillopora, Red/Blue Mushroom Anemone, Caulerpa prolifera, Assorted Hermits, Astraea Snails, a Turbo Snail. More organisms on the way!

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-05-2010, 03:24 AM
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congrats on the new addition.
look forward to the pictures.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-05-2010, 05:58 PM
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Very nice! It's a shame that more people aren't keeping and breeding these neat little geckos...they're worth breeding!
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-05-2010, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Turns out the store had him mislabeled and that he is actually a white spotted gecko. It's from the same family though, and it has almost identical care. The prices are about the same for either animal as well so I guess it's fine I just wish some of my local fish/reptile stores had at least some idea on reptile I.D.s...

16 Tanks and counting...

187 Gallon Reef in Progress:
Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, Smithi Damsels, True Percula Clownfish, Royal Gramma, Bicolor Angelfish, Red Montipora, Purple Montipora, Green Montipora, purple with lime green center zoanthids, red zoanthids, red mushroom anemones, green and pink mushroom anemone, Red Pocillopora, Red/Blue Mushroom Anemone, Caulerpa prolifera, Assorted Hermits, Astraea Snails, a Turbo Snail. More organisms on the way!
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-06-2010, 03:10 AM
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Very nice! It's a shame that more people aren't keeping and breeding these neat little geckos...they're worth breeding!
hello and welcome bobtard,have you got any reptiles ?

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Turns out the store had him mislabeled and that he is actually a white spotted gecko. It's from the same family though, and it has almost identical care. The prices are about the same for either animal as well so I guess it's fine I just wish some of my local fish/reptile stores had at least some idea on reptile I.D.s...
not good on the store,you could have given him the wrong invironment and lost him :(

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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