D. auratus care sheet

Scientific name:

D. auratus


Green and black dart frog

Nation of origin:

From Nicaragua to Columbia

Tank size & Shape:

20-30 gal standard

Preferred Temperatures (fahrenheit):

Mid to upper 70s  day time and upper 60s at night.


High, 80-100%(though in the wild they can deal with some drought.)

Food Choice:

Fruitflies or slightly larger

Learn more about the dart frog hobby:

A Dart Frogger's Responsibilities

Is Dart Frogging Right for you? (a questionnaire to test your if this hobby is for you)

Starting with the Firebelly Toad (the perfect amphibian to try before keeping Dart Frogs)

Setting Up a Terrarium

Picking a Dart Frog to Keep

Where to look to for further Dart Frog Help

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