Dendrobates auratus "Green and Bronze"

What a gorgeous frog! This is one dart frog that can look different from one day to the next, and one year to the next. The “bronze” color is variable from one frog to another, and changes as the frog ages in many cases. In the most spectacular specimens, the effect can be of a green frog with large whitish markings.

Most of the frogs in the hobby are the offspring of several thousand rough and ragged wild caught frogs that came into the US during 2005 through 2007 or so. The few (percentage wise) survivors of these importations have produced many babies, and made this frog fairly easy to come by.

However prior to this, they were a very rare form, that was only available through importing specimens from Europe. Its unclear if the frogs which were being brought in from Europe in the past were the same locality as those in this country now, but it seems that they probably are not the same.

Bronze auratus Panama
Terrarium Preferences
Upper seventies to low eighties High Terrestrial frogs, but will climb.
Visibility in the tank
Groups of these compatible
Up to about 1.75 inches Can be shy, but reports vary Yes, do well in groups as long as they are not overcrowded. Keep up to two to a ten gallon, three to four to a twenty tall or five or six to a forty gallon tank.
Experience Level
Compatible with other species?
Beginner Yes, should be ok with other species if not crowded
Breeding :
Status in Hobby
While best results will probably be achieved in pairs, this frog often can be bred very well in groups. Using a group setting to sex them is also helpful. Set up a group, and allow them to pair off with each other. Separate pairs if desired, or if breeding is not successful. Stable and common. Recent importations have brought many bloodlines of this frog into the US.
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