Dendrobates tinctorius “ Inferalanis ”

This frog is one of the many morphs that came out of Surinam in about 1999, in a great wave of new morphs. This frog is often confused with the “Alanis” morph, which is very similar. The Inferalanis is a somewhat larger frog than the Alanis, and has bright yellow coloration where the Alanis has a pale yellow or off white coloration. Inferalanis also show a somewhat different body shape, most are a bit more slender frog than the other large tinctorius morphs, such a standard Cobalt or Powder blue.

Inferalanis are curiously similar to Giant Orange as froglets, and it would be easy to confuse these two morphs up through a couple of months of age or more. I am surprised that there is not more interest in the Inferalanis in particular, as they are a striking frog with some of the brightest yellow you will find on a dart frog. Inferalanis seem somewhat more difficult to sex, and there is often not a lot of difference in the toepad width from one sex to another.

Alanis 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 2 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 ok with other species if not crowded (except D. azureus)
Breeding :
Status in Hobby
Fairly easy Fairly common.
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