Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos - Gold Dust"

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Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos - Gold Dust".

Line: Strictly Reptiles.

Unknown filial generation from unrelated parents.

Specimen in hand is exceptional and is a breeding male, not for sale.

Oophaga pumilio "Bastimentos - Gold Dust" is a small poison dart frog that can be a dusty orange to almost pale white! These are the grail of the Bastimentos, and are highly coveted. It can take years to get their proper coloration, so selling small ones is a bit of a gamble (despite the option on this page, we do not sell juvenile gold dust). They do fine in small groups, but do best as a pair or trio when sexual maturity is reached. The males often have control of 1 to 5 square meters of territory in the wild, so rival males may display aggression for supremacy. They usually lay 3 to 10 eggs on glossy leaves, on glass, or sometimes in leaf litter. Tadpoles must be raised by adults because they feed on infertile eggs from the female. These dart frogs are interesting to many hobbyists because they exhibit biparental care. No more than a trio should go in a 20 gallon vertical conversion tank or a 18 x 24 Exo-terra enclosure. Additional information can be found, of course, through our complimentary Encyclopedia Database: DendroKnow Project.

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