D. imitator care sheet

One of my D. imitator with two tadpoles on his back. Photo by Trevor Anderson.

Scientific name:

D. imitator


thumb-nail dart

Nation of origin:


Tank size & Shape:

15-20 gal tall

Preferred Temperatures (fahrenheit):

Low 70s to mid 70s day temp and to mid 60s at night.


High, 80-100% (especially in the top of the tank).

Food Choice:

Fruitflies or slightly smaller in upper part of tank.

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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