Oophaga pumilio "Nicky"
Oophaga pumilio "Nicky".
Line: Strictly Reptiles Import 2016.
Oophaga pumilio "Nicky" is a small poison dart frog that inhabits an extremely small, secret area of about 80 acres on Isla Escondida. This frog was named after the frogger's daughter that discovered it. Their coloration and granulation are two of the main reasons why they are kept! 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.