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The Phantasmal Poison Dart Frog is one of the most under appreciated frogs in the US hobby. E. anthonyi starts out life as a dull, brown frog – it takes a year or more before the frog shows it's true colors. When mature, anthonyi will be a bright reddish brown frog with stripes, which can range from yellow to blue to green, depending on locale. There are several locales represented in the hobby, with the most common being 'Santa Isabel', which most likely represents several populations. I have three different bloodlines of Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel' in my collection, and the adults in all three groups look distinctly different from the others.
These are fairly small frogs, with adults being about 1 – 1.25 inches long, making them ideal for smaller vivaria in the 10-20g range. A group of 4 animals will do well in a vivarium as small as a 20H. These frogs can be flighty when young, but generally grow into fairly bold, visible animals. A group of E. anthonyi is a sight to behold in a well planted vivarium with a water feature. Anthonyi are commonly found in association to streams, ponds, pools, or even irrigation ditches in their natural habitat – they are not picky about what kind of water feature they are provided, but certainly will utilize one, both in their everyday behaviors and breeding.
Male anthonyi will emit a loud, trilling call that is very similar to that of Phyllobates, but higher pitched. They also call much more regularly, and don't seem to mind calling out challenges to other species, such as Dendrobates leucomelas. E. anthonyi can lay up to 25 eggs per clutch, even though clutches of 10-15 eggs is more common. If left to their own devices, a male anthonyi will transport all of the tadpoles produced from a clutch to a water source at one time – when I first witnessed this, it appeared a large, withering, black mass was hopping across the vivarium.
Epipedobates trivittatus (also known as Ameerega trivittata or Dendrobates trivittatus), commonly known as the three-stripe dart frog, is a rather large, unusual, and uncommon dart frog in the trade. Mostly black with green stripes, trivs have the ability of jumping rather large distances, neccessitating the use of at least a 20L or 29g vivarium. Once adults, Epipedobates trivittatus can consume larger prey. Epipedobates trivittatus lay large egg clutches and have a loud, melodious call.
Josh's Frogs offers COMPLETE Dart Frog Kits, which contain everything you need to keep dart frogs happy and healthy. Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Care Kits include an Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, Vivarium Lighting, Live Terrarium Plants, Fruit Fly Kits, and our Tankless Dart Frog Kits. Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Kits come with instructions, and make caring for dart frogs easy and enjoyable. Additionally, by purchasing a Josh's Frogs COMPLETE Dart Frog Kit, you save money!
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All Frogs listed below are at least 2 months out of the water. Frogs are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight and shipping usually runs $20-$60 depending on your zip code. To get a shipping quote, simply open up the page for one of the frogs and click on "shipping estimator".
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