Ranitomeya amazonica "Blackwater" Tadpole
Ranitomeya amazonica "Blackwater"
Line: Understory Enterprises.
Ranitomeya amazonica, is a lowland species, inhabiting the Amazonian Drainage Basin in Peru, near Iquitos. The Blackwater population was imported by Mark Pepper of Understory Enterprises. This population is from a small blackwater tributary of the Rio Tigre (George Gazones). They do well in groups, and have very limited issues with aggression. R. amazonica usually lay 4 to 12 eggs underwater in film canisters or bromeliads, but sometimes eggs can be found in leaf litter or vegetation. Tadpoles can be pulled or left to be raised by adults, but may cannibalize if left with other tadpoles in proximity with less-than-adequate food. Minor egg eating may occur from rival females, but often groups display minimal to no aggression. No more than a trio should go in a 10 gallon vertical conversion tank or a 12 x 12 x 18 ExoTerra tank, and we advise larger enclosures to prevent escapees. Please contact us with further questions.