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.