Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Suggestions for day care setup?
So, I set up a 29 gallon fish tank for my kid's day care, and it's worked out really well. I've been keeping fish for years, set up a simple, moderately planted tank with tetras, cories, and Bolivian rams, and the kids love it.
However, they also wanted to set up a non-fish tank, either small reptile(s) (I was told no snakes) or amphibian(s). I have not kept anything like that since I was a kid, where my parents were doing most of the work. So, while I'm willing to research and do the work, I could really use a starting place.
1) Not too much space. They have a 10 gallon tank now, but I'm willing to upgrade that myself if it doesn't go beyond the footprint of a 30g or so.
2) Preferably takes frozen food. I can maintain live food for something, but they may not want to do that long-term.
3) Is okay with not being handled. These are little kids, so they won't be playing with anything, it'll be more like a terrarium.
Does anything fit those requirements? I'm willing to tell them if nothing fits their needs, but it would be nice for the kids if something did.