Dendrobates tinctorius "Powderblue"

Powderblues were in some of the first shipments of wild caught dart frogs from Surinam that I am aware of, back in 1994. This is a large frog, like the Surinam cobalts and other large tinctorius. I find the more subtle coloration truly stunning, and the fact that these frogs are as relatively over looked as they are is puzzling. There are two different forms of this frog, one with blue legs and one with grey legs, but its unclear if there are two different populations or just a genetic difference between members of the same population. There is some variation in the amount of cream coloration on the back as well, with some frogs marked with wide striping, others with thinner.

While sometimes tricky to sex, they can be prolific breeders and are a one of my favorite tinctorius

none 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 Yes, should be ok with other species if not crowded (except D. azureus)
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
Breeding :
Status in Hobby
Best done in pairs, fairly easy to breed. Common. Many bloodlines in this country. Declining in availability in this country due to lack of interest.
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Powder blues come in a gray and a blue leg form, like this frog.  Right  now we are working with only the gray leg form.”