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DendrobatesTinctorius 'Green Sipaliwini'

Other Names:

  • Green Sip
  • Green Sipaliwini



  • Great beginner frog
  • Green, blue,  yellow, and black
  • Bold
  • Easy to breed
  • Quiet call
  • Large
  • Can be kept in groups when young
  • Best kept in pairs as adults


Recommended Vivarium Size: At least 10 gallons per frog


Temperature: Range of 65 F to 80 F, but prefer temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures over 85 F are dangerous.


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 Green Sips are larger, measuring approximately 2.25 inches. Male Green Sips are a bit smaller, averaging about 1.75 inches at maturity. 


Life-Span: Green Sips are capable of living well over 20 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 10 years is more common.


Feeding: Green Sips eat Drosphilia Hydei or Drosphilia Melanogaster fruit flies.  Green Sips will also eat pinhead crickets, springtails and isopods.  All feeder insects should be dusted with supplements.


Sexing: Dendrobates tinctorius 'Green Sipaliwini' are not sexable until 10-12 months of age. Male Green Sips tend to be smaller than females, which often appear both longer and wider. Males tend to have wider front toe pads and a less defined back arch than females.  Finn's Frog Farms sells unsexed juvenile frogs, least three months out of the water.  


Color/Pattern: Dendrobates tinctorius 'Green Sipaliwini' can vary in color.  They can be green, blue, and pale yellow with black spots/markings and blue legs.


Social Behavior: These frogs do well housed in groups up to sexual maturity, as long as enough space is provided. As they reach sexual maturity at 10-12 months of age, the social dynamic in a group of Dendrobates tinctorius may change.  Female tinctorius may fight with each other over a mate. It is recommend keeping Green Sips in pairs as adults. Finn's Frog Farm strongly recommends against housing different species/morphs of dart frogs. 


Breeding: Green Sips are very simple and easy to breed. Like most Dendrobates tinctorius, Green Sips are best bred in pairs. Generally, eggs are deposited on a smooth broad leaf, or on a petri dish under a cocohut. The eggs hatch into tadpoles, which then take 60-90 days to complete metamorphosis into miniature versions of the adults. 

DendrobatesTinctorius 'Green Sipaliwini'

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