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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2010
This is the best book out there for people who keep or are considering keeping dart frogs.

It's got more detail then Bartlett's Poison Dart Frogs (Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guide) (which is the second best book out), and is up to date, (compared to Poison Dart Frogs (Success With An Amphibian Pet) or The Guide to Owning Frogs (Guide to Owning A...), which are very dated). This is not a coffee table book (I recommend Frog: A Photographic Portrait or Poison Frogs of the Family Dendrobatidae: Jewels of the Rainforest). Nor is it a biological encyclopedia of the frogs and their breeding records (for that get Poison Frogs: Biology, Species & Captive Husbandry, the $165 tome).

This is an in-depth guide to raising dart frogs, authored by some of the leading breeders in the world. Tank design, food raising, health, breeding, tadpole raising, and the popular species are all discussed in depth, with many troubleshooting tips.

I bought and read every book on dart frogs before getting my own frogs, and this is the only book I have ever needed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2008
I purchased this book two weeks ago and read it entirely in just a few short days and I must say i have never been more pleased with a book, I had a lot of fears going in to this hobby as I have read elsewhere that these Frogs can be very hard to keep and this book has help put me at ease, from breeding to health and feeding this book has you covered.

The only thing I wish they went more in to was new vivarium setups and that they can get mold growth in them, this however will disappear overtime (found out with a bit of googling), but then the book is about keeping dart frogs and not vivarium joys & horrors. So I will excuse this factor. :D
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2012
This is about the KINDLE edition only. There are a number of formatting errors which result in whole pages disappearing. I think the book itself is good but I have no way of knowing. Is there anyway TFH can correct this. As it is now, it was a complete waste of money
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2011
Poison Dart Frogs (Complete Herp Care) was good book back a few years ago. It provides generic instructions on fruit fly culturing and housing construction. Taxonomic information is now incorrect (correct at time of publication) and inaccurate information is provided in at least one section (page 9, Dendrobates auratus can be removed legally from Hawaii with a permit, while the book claims it is illegal.) It does provide a nice section previewing species. It is not a bad book to have, but not as instructional as another.

I recommend Poison Dart Frogs: A Guide to Care and Breeding which is a better beginner's guide. It provides detailed instructions on habitat design with pictures. It guides you though the process instead a page and half instructions on design with only 4 pictures or no pictures in the case of backgrounds.

If you are wanting specific species information spend the money on Poison Frogs: Biology, Species & Captive Husbandry. It is the "bible" of Dart Frogs, it is the best dart frogs book to date, hands down a must have for any hobbyist.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2009
After having read several other books about tree frogs and keeping them, we found it difficult to find consistant advise that worked for us. The false bottom tank modelwas perfect, and in fact we had been buying our dart frogs from the authors, so we saw it first hand.

The book is well written, doesn't assume you are a professional herpetoculturist or herpetologist, but someone who wants to add some amazing color to their terrarium or creating the perfect habitat for some minature frogs.

The Sihlers have been raising dart frogs for well over a decade, starting when not a lot was known about breeding, yet they managed to become top class breeders of Rain Forest amphibians in the middle of the Sonoran Desert.
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on August 2, 2014
great book gives lots of information on these frogs.great price also.These frogs are so ting & cute love the different colors
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on October 2, 2013
I am glad I got the book I found out the lighting is mainly for the plants and I was not keeping it wet enough for them.
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on May 29, 2015
Very well-written. Nice species write-ups. Food information on diet and breeding.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2007
Excellent , quick reference for the hobbyist wanting some breeding tips. Easy fast reading. Up to date advice.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2011
I bought this book about 2 years ago. I was toying with the idea of getting some frogs because I saw them at the shedd aquarium in Chicago while on vacation. I knew NOTHING about them or how to care for them I just love their bright colors. After buying and reading this book cover to cover I realised they are actually quite easy to care for and I now own and work with many breeding species of dart frogs. This book has been very helpfull to me in my husbandry development. I have turned to this book to answer my questions many times. I am very happy with the book written by Amanda and Greg Sihler of AZDR. [...]

Shaw
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