Dendrobates tinctorius “Alanis”

This frog, along with the Inferalanis morph of tinctorius, are two of the many morphs that came out of Surinam in about 1999, in a great wave of new morphs. The two frogs are often confused. Alanis is a medium size frog, with a outline of pale yellow to off white markings on it. The pattern of markings on Inferalanis are almost identically to the Alanis, but the Inferalanis is a larger frog, and are marked in bright yellow. The blue on their back legs is also usually brighter than the blue on the legs of the Alanis. Alanis can also be easily confused with a morph called Montejo, in fact the slimmest of differences seems to exist between the two frogs. The only difference I can really find between them is that the Montejo seems to always be marked with an off white color, where the Alanis is often a pale yellow…..but not always!

Alanis are a fairly easy form to breed, and are also generally easily sexed. When you can find them, they are generally very reasonably priced, and so are one of the best tinctorius for beginners!

Sometimes mistakenly referred to as Weygoldt. Surinam
Terrarium Preferences
Low to mid Seventies High Almost exclusively terrestrial, recommend terrarium of 20 gallon tall size minimum for a pair.
Visibility in the tank
Groups of these compatible
Up to about 1.75 inches Quite bold and active No, unless tank over 75 gallons
Experience Level
Compatible with other species?
Intermediate. Many beginners have trouble with “tincs” due to tankmates stressing each other out, and the problems brought on by keeping them in groups. Yes, should be okay with other species if not crowded (except D. azureus)
Breeding :
Status in Hobby
Best done in pairs, fairly easy to breed. Fairly common.
Our Availability
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This photo, of the same frog as the upper photo, captures the creamy yellow of the head markings very well.