Oophaga pumilio “ Orange and Green legged”

This form of pumilio is quite a bit smaller than most of the other forms in the hobby. As best I can tell this population of frogs comes from Bastimentos Isle also. These frogs are a bit more difficult to breed than the Bastimentos form, both because they typically don't produce as many offspring, and the offspring are a good bit smaller than those of the larger Bastimentos form, which makes them a bit of a trick to raise! These frogs are quite variable. We have produced specimens that were almost solid orange, some with a more silvery color on the legs, and some that were marked with small black spots on the back.


Synonyms
Locality
Salt Creek, San Christobal (I sold these under this name for a few years, as it seemed that they probably originated on this San Christobal Isle.) This morph is restricted to the island of Bastimentos, specifically an area called Salt Creek
Temps
Humidity
Terrarium Preferences
Upper seventies to low eighties Seems to enjoy periods of moderate humidity, followed by higher humidity. Primarily a terrestrial frog, but climbs extensively, and will utilize low vegetation a good bit. I find best success with this frog is in a smaller tank, (tanks over 20 gallon make it harder to find the babies!), with pairs only.
Size
Visibility in the tank
Groups of these compatible
1/2 inch to 3/4 th inch Moderately bold Not recommended
Experience Level
Compatible with other species?
Advanced Due to the rarity of the frog, among other reasons, this is not recommended .
Breeding :
Status in Hobby
Probably best bred in pairs. Sexing can be difficult, although this form tends to be more sexually dimorphic. Small froglet size makes raising them challenging. Quite rare.
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