Dendrobates tinctorius

Dyeing Poison Frogs

(Yellow Back, Powder Blue, and Citronella)



Range: Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and into Brazil
Habitat: Tropical rainforest from lowland to 1200ft, seldom leave ground vegetation, but can climb and jump

Size: 2.5 inches

Lifespan: 7-15+ years

Notes: While captive bred poison frogs are not poisonous, they are very fragile and thus should not be handled. When moving frogs, chase them into small plastic container (cf., ketchup cup) and put lid on move and allow them to climb out of container.

Lighting: full spectrum lighting for plants

Temp: Room temperature as long as it does not go below 70F, 75-84F prefered

Food: fruit flies (flightless) and 1/8 inch crickets (also termites), dust with vitamin calcium mix (2-3 parts Herptivite : 1 part RepCal), consume large numbers of small food items

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