Oophaga pumilio "Salt Creek"
Oophaga pumilio “Salt Creek”.
Line: Strictly Reptiles, Multiple Import years.
Oophaga pumilio "Salt Creek" locale is restricted to the island of Bastimentos (potentially originating from San Cristobal island), specifically the area known as Salt Creek. They can be a deep red to a bright orange in color. 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.