Paroedura androyensis - Grandidier's Ground Gecko
Here's my new species addition for 2013 (for now). This species has been on my watchlist for a number of years now. A few years ago I was actively searching for them and they almost seemed to have disappeared from the hobby. I wasn't really looking for them right now, but a group came along at the right price and I couldn't pass them up. This is a small, ground dwelling gecko from Madagascar. One of the unique characteristics of this species is the way they curl and wave their tails when stalking prey. Their coloration makes it easy for them to blend into their environment. The day after I put them in their new home, I began looking for them and didn't see any. As I stared into the tank, I suddenly noticed one in plain sight. Right next to it was another. I had looked right at them and failed to see them.