Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado - Spotted"
Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado - Spotted".
Line: Import 2008 via Marcus Breece
Oophaga pumilio "El Dorado - Spotted" is a beautiful pumilio that often is bright to dull orange in color with spotted reticulation. These hail from Panama and there is talk that these are locality-based in the Las Tablas region. 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.