Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern" Tadpole
Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern".
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Ranitomeya variabilis "Southern" inhabits the montane regions of the Andean foothills in Peru, and are found further south than their highland counterparts. They do well in pairs, trios, or small groups and have limited aggression toward one another. They are less territorial than some other Ranitomeya. R. variabilis usually lay 4-8 eggs underwater, or on vegetation, like amazonica. 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. No more than a trio 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.