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    My garg-to-come is now 5.9 grams (I will be getting him in April when the weather warms up). I moved TAD (crested) to an 18x18x24, and will put the new garg in TAD's old 12x12x18 for a bit. What's the best weight for a transition for the new guy into a bigger tank? (Hoping I can hold off til Christmas next year...)
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    For a garg, at least 15 grams for a 12x12x18 and they'll do pretty good in that their whole life. You can upgrade again once he reaches around 30+ grams or until you feel he's big enough (but at least 30 g for a 18x18x24)
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    I agree with Nova. Gargs like more cozy homes, I've heard.
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    So he'd be good in a 12x12x18 for life? It would be nice not to have to buy another tank, but would if he needed one. I switched TAD over to his big tank now, and have lots of nice greenery in it. Lots harder to find him!

    Seems odd to have a smaller guy (full-grown though, at 6 years old) in a big tank, and a big guy in a small tank! I'll make sure I have plenty of good solid things for my garg to climb on so he can make use of the whole tank.
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    I personally would move him to a larger one as he is older, due to the fact that gargs are heavier then cresties and I'd just feel like the 12x12x18 would be to small for a 60 gram gargoyle. But that's just me. I don't have any gargs (yet) but from what I've read, that size is too small for a full grown adult garg.
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    Gargs tend to grow slower than other New Cal species I've noticed. I've had a girl since May who started at 4g and is now only 11g. I had her in a 12x12x18 since the beginning, but I noticed she didn't eat much until she hit the double digits, so I have a feeling it was cage related (too big). Now that she feels more comfortable she's started to grow a bit faster. The 12x12x18 should last a good while before you need to upgrade (20-30g).

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