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Big Red One

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You have two different species living together.

Lucifer is as already said a g Luii. The other one looks to be g Hainanensis.

Personally I would keep them separately. I'd also add some more cover to the setups, cork bark tubes and fake plants will be good.
 

Ellie_A

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Thanks Big Red, I have already separated them as I couldn't tell who was eating and how much. They have more climbing spots now but I will add some plants too.

Is there a way to tell for sure if they are 2 different species? Would more pictures help? I believe that they are both females, they are 14 and 17 grams, would they show male characteristics at this size?
 

Big Red One

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Thanks Big Red, I have already separated them as I couldn't tell who was eating and how much. They have more climbing spots now but I will add some plants too.

Is there a way to tell for sure if they are 2 different species? Would more pictures help? I believe that they are both females, they are 14 and 17 grams, would they show male characteristics at this size?
A good start having them separate. :main_thumbsup:

Goniurosaurus Luii



Goniurosaurus Hainanensis



You can see they are different species as they have a different amount of bands. Count them..... :main_yes:

They look pretty much adults, a male would show bumps at the underside base of his tail, they are usually easy to see as 'boys'!

Hope that helps
 
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Ellie_A

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Thanks again. I thought that these guys got as large as leopard geckos? These 2 are pretty small. There are no bumps so I guess I have 2 females.
 

Big Red One

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Thanks again. I thought that these guys got as large as leopard geckos? These 2 are pretty small. There are no bumps so I guess I have 2 females.
No, both species are smaller than Leo's especially in weight and 'bulk'.

Luii are more slender looking while Hainans are a tad chunkier in body shape. Luii will get larger in length than Hainans, but still not Leo size....

Check this site for good info.

http://www.ms-goniurosaurus.de/Fertige Homepage Geckos englisch/keeping/keeping.htm
 
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