Yellow Phase P. terribilis Large Juveniles

Yellow Phase P. terribilis Large Juveniles

There are several color forms of P. terribilis available in the hobby today, each can be hard to find at times, or alternatively, they can be plentiful.  Like the Mint and Orange forms, these frogs make outstanding display frogs, and in general, this species isprobably the boldest dart frog in the hobby. Besides their bold nature, these frogs have a couple of other characteristics that make them excellent for hobbyists of all levels.  First they are able to eat larger food items. Where the average Cobalt tinctorius or Green and Black auratus will starve to death in front of a cricket that is just a shade too large, these frogs aggressively tackle larger food items, and even use their front feet to stuff food into their mouth. This makes them much easier to feed! These frogs also get along well with most other dart frogs, and make excellent candidates for mixed species tanks. In addition, they generally get along well in groups of their own species.  Just keep in mind that this is a larger frog, and needs some room!

An additional bonus that I often forget to mention is that these frogs are much more robust and less affected by being kept in a larger tank as juveniles.  I often warn customers against putting several juvenile tinctorius in a tank, since almost inevitably at least one doesn't do well while they are growing up.  These terribilis are much more likely to do well from a younger age if raised in a tank in a group of juveniles. 

The toxic nature of the wild version of this frog makes them great conversation pieces as well!  Of course as with all captive bred dart frogs they are completely non toxic, but in the wild one frog could contain enough poisons to kill several people. The stories of the original expedition into the jungles of Columbia that "discovered" these frogs are fascinating, and the scientific team that studied them was stunned by their amazing toxins.  Again, these frogs are completely non toxic in captivity, no traces of poison are to be found in these frogs!
While terribilis generally start out as somewhat smaller frogs (compared to a tinctorius), they are fast growing.  The frogs available are almost or completely colored up, (they morph out with narrow orange stripes down the back, and the rest of the body is black...as they get bigger the body colors in completely) and are around one inch. 
 

We provide a bit more detailed information about this frog on our  Dart Frog Species Profile page for this species, here.
Please do not order dart frogs without becoming familiar with their care. We provide full care instructions on the Dart Frog Care Sheets page, if you are a beginner with dart frogs, please read through this information, and feel free to ask any questions, we are happy to help.
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