Oophaga pumilio "Siquirres Black Jeans"

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Oophaga pumilio “Siquirres Black Jeans"

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Oophaga pumilio "Siquirres" locale is located in the Siquirres region in Costa Rica. They have burnt orange to bright red bodies with dark speckling and very dark, almost purple-black legs. Multiple pictures with different lighting show how the same individual can differ in appearance (both pictures are the same frog). 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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