- Great beginner frog
- Bright yellow and blue coloration
- Easy to breed
- Quiet call
- Can be kept in groups when young
- Best kept in pairs as adults
Name: Dendrobates tinctorius ''Patricia'. Commonly the Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (based on an early belief that natives used brightly colored frogs to dye fabric). In the hobby, simply known as Patricias or Pats. Named after Patricia, owner of Vanishing Jewels, a now defunct dart frog breeder who operated in the United States in the late 1990s.
Recommended Vivarium Size: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for a single Dendrobates tinctorius ''Patricia', but we recommend a 20H or 18x18x18 Vivarium for 1-3 frogs.
Temperature: They can tolerate a temperature range of 65 F to 80 F, but prefer temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures over 85F are dangerous.
Humidity: Like most poison dart frogs, Patricias prefer a humidity range of 70 – 100%, but can tolerate humidity down to 50% for short periods of time if the frogs have access to water. Low humidity levels, especially without access to water, can quickly be fatal.
Size: Adult female Patricias are larger, measuring in at approximately 2 inches. Male Patricia are a bit smaller, averaging about 1.5 inches at maturity. All of the Dendrobates tinctorius 'Patricia froglets we sell are well started juveniles, and measure approximately 3/4” long.
Age: Dendrobates tinctorius 'Patricia' is capable of living well over 20 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 10 years is more common. In the wild, it is thought that Patricia may live 4-6 years. All Pats for sale are well started juveniles, and are 2-3 months old.
Feeding: Like most poison dart frogs, Patricias prefer smaller foods. All of the patricias Josh's Frogs sells will readily eat Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies. Adult Dendrobates tinctorius 'Patricia' will readily consume Drosophila hydei fruit flies and pinhead crickets. All ages of poison dart frogs will enjoy springtails and isopods. All feeder insects should be dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement.