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Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' (Captive Bred) - Three Striped Poison Arrow Frog

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Defining Characteristics:

  • Unusual Intermediate/Advanced Frog
  • Bright orange-red and black coloration
  • Moderately Bold
  • Challenging to breed
  • Loud call
  • Large
  • Great in Groups

Name: Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' (also known as Ameerega trivittata or Dendrobates trivittatus), commonly known as the three-stripe dart frog, is a rather large, unusual, and uncommon dart frog in the trade. This species is also simply known as 'trivs'. 

Recommended Vivarium Size: A 20L aquarium is suitable for 2-3 Ameerega trivittata, but Josh's Frogs recommends a 40B or larger vivarium - these frogs like to jump! Not sure how to set up a vivarium? Please watch our video on How to Set Up a Vivarium. Check out the Josh's Frogs Ameerega trivittata care sheet for captive care and breeding information.

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, Trivs prefer a humidity range of 80 – 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 and male Ameerega trivittata are similar in length, measuring in at around 2.5-3". All of the Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' froglets Josh's Frogs sells are well started juveniles, and measure at least 5/8” long.

Age: Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' is capable of living well over 10 years in captivity under ideal conditions, although a lifespan of 5-8 years is more common. All Trivs for sale at Josh's Frogs are well started juveniles, and are 2-3 months old.

Feeding: Like most poison dart frogs, Trivs prefer smaller foods. All of the thumbnail dart frogs sold by Josh's Frogs will readily eat Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies. Adult Ameerega trivittata will readily consume Drosophila hydei fruit flies and pinhead crickets. Adult trivs can consume 1/4" crickets on occasion. All ages of poison dart frogs will enjoy springtails and isopods. All feeder insects should be dusted with a vitamin/mineral supplement. For more information on what poison dart frogs can eat, please visit our How-To Guide on Feeding Poison Dart Frogs.

Sexing: Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' are fairly easy to sex as adults. Females are much wider than males, especially before laying eggs. Josh's Frogs sells 3-4 month old juveniles that are not sexable unless otherwise noted. For more information on sexing poison dart frogs, please visit our How-To Guide on Sexing Poison Dart Frogs.

Color/Pattern: Orange Trivs are fairly consistent in color and pattern. Exhibiting an orange and black striped body, these frogs appear similar to a brightly colored leopard frog! Josh's Frogs does not recommend, support, or endorse line breeding as we believe this leads to weaker captive animals and nature has done a wonderful job of creating an amazing variation in color and pattern of poison dart frogs already.

Social Behavior: These frogs do well housed in groups their entire life as long as enough space is provided. Josh's Frogs recommends approximately 20 gallons per frog. As they reach sexual maturity at 5-8 months of age, the social dynamic in a group of Trivs may change and females may eat each other's eggs, although most will even breed together in the same film canister! Josh's Frogs strongly recommends against housing different species/morphs of dart frogs - for the health of your pets, please avoid mixing! Josh's Frogs recommends purchasing multiple frogs if you are interested in breeding them – this greatly increases the chances of getting a pair.

Breeding: Best bred in groups, males call to attract a female to a suitable egg laying site. Then, 15-30 eggs are laid under water (often in a film canister or a bromeliad). The eggs hatch into tadpoles, which then take 60-80 days to complete metamorphosis into miniature versions of the adults. Tadpoles will feed on dead fruit flies, the standard frog and tadpole bites/sera micron fare. For more information on breeding and raising poison dart frogs, please visit our How-To Guide on Breeding Poison Dart Frogs.

Natural Range: Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' is native to Suriname.

History in the Hobby: Our Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' breeders WC and first generation CB animals from past imports.

Links of Interest:
Understory Enterprises - Triv information

Still not sure if Ameerega trivittata 'Orange' from Josh's Frogs are the right poison dart frog for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!


After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

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