Dendrobates auratus "Panamanian Green and Black"

This frog is typical of the most common morph in Panama, and is a very attractive frog, but can be shy. Banding of green is narrower and in a different pattern than the Costa Rican Green and Blacks, and the areas of black are more of a dark brown.


Photo by Deep Green Photography

Synonyms
Locality
More general terms are often used for this frog, primarily "green and blacks". Panama
Temps
Humidity
Terrarium Preferences
Upper seventies to low eighties High Terrestrial frogs, but will climb.
Size
Visibility in the tank
Groups of these compatible
Up to about 1.5 inches Fairly shy 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 okay with other species if not crowded. Please don't mix different forms of auratus!
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.
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