Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre"

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Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre."

Line: Harrington 2014 import x 2016 import.

F1 from unrelated parents.

Oophaga pumilio "Rio Colubre" is a small poison dart frog that inhabits the mainland of the Bocas del Toro Province, Panama in the foothills between the Rio Changuinola and the Rio Risco. These are amazing blue frogs that range from light to dark blue with black spots and are the Azureus of pumilio. They are one of the most popular frogs in our possession. 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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