Species Highlight “Adelphobates Quinquevittatus”

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Now without further adieu the species highlight on the Adelphobates Quinquevittatus!

Found:

The Quinquevittatus is found in Southern Amazonia, Peru & Brazil as shown below.

quin location-closer

Behavior:

Sometimes is a skittish frog, however they can be seen after a good misting.  These frogs will use the floor along with the upper parts of the tank.  A heavily planted tank with lots of leaf litter will make them feel secure and more bold.  They can be kept in groups with little aggression.

Size:

Size ranges from .5” to 1”.

Temperature & Humidity:

They love very high humidity and a temperature between 70-80 degrees F.

Feeding:

They love insects.  In the wild they will eat ants, termites, tiny beetles, crickets, spiders and any other small insect.  In captivity, they are normally fed flightless fruit flies, pinhead crickets, isopods & springtails.  In captivity, their diet should be dusted with a vitamin supplement in order to give them the nutrients they need.

 Breeding:

This species is not an eggfeeder so the tadpoles will need to be fed fishflakes or tadpole bites.  They seem to like to lay eggs in black film canisters added into the leaf litter.  Eggs will be an off white color and typically morph out within 60-70 days.  The clutch size ranges from 2-7 eggs.

Threats:

According to the IUCN Red List, the Adelphobates Quinquevittatus is of least concern of threatened species.  Their major threats are fire, logging, mining and forest conversion.

quin iucn red list

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