Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero" Tadpole
Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero".
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Ranitomeya imitator "Varadero" is a semi-terrestrial species that inhabits the lowlands of Peru. This frog was released by UE in 2009. They do well in pairs or trios, and have moderate aggression toward one another. They are more territorial than some other Ranitomeya. R. imitator usually lay 2-4 eggs in leaf litter or on 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. Imitator are facultative egg feeders, so leaving tadpoles in with adults is fine, and more often than not results in larger offspring. Minor egg eating may occur from rival females. No more than a pair should go in a 10 gallon vertical conversion tank or a 12 x 12 x 18 ExoTerra tank, but we recommend larger enclosures. Please contact us with further questions.