- Great beginner frog
- Contrasting Coloration
- Bold | Easy to Breed
- Quiet Call
- Very Large
- Can be kept in groups when young
- Best kept in pairs as adults
Name: Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue'. Some individuals of this population which had more gray legs were once (and sometimes still are) referred to as Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Gray'. In the hobby, these poison dart frogs are commonly called powder blue tincs, or simply powder blues or powders.
Recommended Vivarium Size: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for a single Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue', 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, Powder Blues 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: These are one of the largest forms of Dendrobates tinctorius. Adult female Powder Blue tincs are larger, measuring in at approximately 2.5 inches. Male Powder Blue tincs are a bit smaller, averaging about 2 inches at maturity. All of the Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue' froglets we sell are well started juveniles, and measure approximately 3/4” long.
Age: Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue' 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 tincs may live 4-6 years. All Powder Blues for sale at are well started juveniles, and are 2-3 months old.
Feeding: Like most poison dart frogs, Powder blues prefer smaller foods. All of the powder blue tincs we sell will readily eat Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies. Adult Dendrobates tinctorius 'Powder Blue' 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.