Dendrobates Auratus Care Sheet

Dendrobates dart frog- auratus up close shot

General Information:  Dendrobates auratus typically live near riverbeds on stay terrestrial in nature.  They are a shyer species but do a little better in groups than tinctorius.  They are still generally a 1:1 male to female species in captivity as they may show aggression at sexual maturity and battle to the death.

Feeding:  Melanogaster or Hydei flies dusted with Calcium every two to three days.  Dust with Vitamin A twice per month, and Cartenoid enhancements once per week.  50 Flies per frog in each feeding.

Enclosure/Vivarium Size: At least 5 gallons per frog, an a minimum footprint of 18X18 is recommended even for one frog.

Humidity:  75-85% target, 60-90% acceptable

Lighting:  They like a little less light than most dart frogs, low power light acceptable

Animal Size: Adult females up to 1.5-2″, Males slightly smaller

Level of Expertise: Easy

Sexing: Females are slightly larger, with smaller toe pads.  Usually sex-able around 12-18 months

Confidence:  Fairly Shy

Community Species:  Not really, generally one male and one female recommended.

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