The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel'

This is a discussion on Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel' within the Dendrobatids: Poison Arrow/Dart Frogs forums, part of the Anura: Frogs & Toads category; In the past year, I've had quite a bit of success in raising the phantasmal dart frog. I started out ...

Dendrobatids: Poison Arrow/Dart Frogs The place to discuss Dendrobatids.

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24th September 2016   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 237
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: JoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and information
Default Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel'

In the past year, I've had quite a bit of success in raising the phantasmal dart frog. I started out with 4 adults in a 55 gallon vivarium but, like many beginner dart frog hobbyists, didn't anticipate the breeding capacity of this species.

From day one they have been more or less consistently reproducing. After I reached my care limit of several dozen froglets, I stopped pulling the clutches to raise separately in a communal tadpole tank. There is a pool in the main vivarium, and some froglets do occasionally morph out from it, but with limited resources and competition from many other tadpoles, their success rate unassisted is much lower. Otherwise, in the separate rearing tank, the tadpole mortality rate is pretty much zero, even when raised with dozens of other tadpoles in water quality that couldn't possibly be optimum for other aquatic animals.

Anyway, I started this thread to let you people know about this species. I definitely would not recommend this frog as one for people who want to get into dart frog breeding. They are rabbits!!! Essentially, there's nothing special if you succeed in breeding them. Just a proper setup and a water pool (cups even work) is all that is needed. Of course, you can keep them without water and they won't be able to breed (this is what I'm doing now, although they still try).

I do enjoy these little guys for their behavior in captivity, and also the fact that because they are capable of completing their entire life cycle nearly unassisted in a glass container, they are one of the ideal amphibians for captivity.

And pictures! Hopefully...my phone broke, which had the majority of photographs of my collection, although I will try to get some uploaded from my Instagram. Without pics, this thread is already dead!



JoshBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th September 2016   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 237
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: JoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and informationJoshBA has given consistently good advice and information
Default Re: Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel'

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEkTbuTE...bottijanderson

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBy0zh4k...bottijanderson

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDAMwaaE...bottijanderson

Here are some pic links. Less than satisfactory, but should do for the time being... something to substantiate my claims.



JoshBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Epipedobates tricolor morg FS: United Kingdom (just UK) 0 20th June 2012 10:43
E.Anthonyi tony Wanted in the European Union (including the UK) 0 10th February 2012 14:03
Epipedobates anthonyi Ingo Anura: Photo Gallery 2 6th February 2009 17:21
CB08 E. tricolor/anthonyi froglets berksmike FS: United Kingdom (just UK) 0 3rd January 2009 14:35
young adult Epipedobates anthonyi offering Ingo FS: European Union (including UK) 3 5th August 2008 06:30


All times are GMT. The time now is 22:49.