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Ranitomeya imitator 'Tarapoto'

Other Names:

  • Tarapoto



  • Great beginner thumbnail frog
  • Yellow or yellow/orange bodies with black spots/blotches
  • Bold
  • Easy to breed
  • Quiet call
  • Small
  • Great in pairs or groups


Recommended Vivarium Size: A 10 gallon aquarium is suitable for 2-3 frogs.


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 male and female Tarapotos are similar in size.  Fully grown the frogs will be approximately 1 inch in length. 


Life-Span: Tarapotos are capable of living well over 10 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 5-8 years is more common.


Feeding: Ranitomeya imitator 'Tarapoto' eat Drosphilia Melanogaster fruit flies along with springtails.  All feeder insects should be dusted with supplements.


Sexing: Raniomeya imitator 'Tarapoto'  females are wider than males.  Females will lay eggs frequently.  Finn's Frog Farms sells unsexed juvenile frogs, least three months out of the water.  


Color/Pattern: Tarapotos are yellow or yellow/orange body with large black spots or blotches.  They have have small blotches on their legs.


Social Behavior: These frogs do well housed in groups provided there is enough space.  Tarapotos reach sexual maturity 5-8 months.  Finn's Frog Farm strongly recommends against housing different species/morphs of dart frogs. 


Breeding: Tarapotos breed best in pairs.  They are an easy frog to breed.  The females will lay 2-6 eggs on a smooth surface (petri dish, film canister, bromeliad).

Ranitomeya imitator 'Tarapoto'

  • Must select overnight shipping or Twin Cities Metro Delivery (if local).

    Overnight shipping is through FEDEx and Hub to Hub.  Must pick up within 2 hours of delivery to FedEx Hub for the live arrival guarantee.

    Contact will be made with buyer before live animals will be shipped.  Overnight shipping rates may vary from the listed amount. We will contact you on final shipping prices.

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