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    Default When do I need go seperate these hatchlings?

    I got 3 free hatchlings with my purchase of some geckos 1 month ago and they are living together in a plastic shoebox. They range in size from 2-3 grams. I notice one looks visibly biggest even though there is barely a weight difference. At what size could there be a risk of them eating each other or bullying? They came tailless so I'm not worried about that I just want them all to be able to grow their best and not eat each other!
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    I breed and they are separated right from the get go. Each baby goes in a 6qt by themselves on paper towel. No chance of bullying or anything when there separated so I'd separate them asap.
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    Like Nova mentioned, I would not risk it and just separate from the start.
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    If they already have lost their tails they have likely been bothering each other already. Geckos drop tails when stressed or trying to escape a predator in the wild so getting into a fight with another gecko in a tank can cause them to loose it. Tail biting seems to be a popular method of bullying for geckos.

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    I concur with everyone, bullying can happen at anytime and at any age. I have a few of my smaller cresties together, though they all didn't have tails when I got them. I'm very diligent and make sure to separate at the first sign of trouble. I separate once there is too large of a size gap (for me that is >1g as the ones I'm cohabbing are 3-4g) or if I see them hounding eachother.
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