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Old 01-10-2017, 06:41 PM
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I will be receiving 3 Rio Colubre on Thursday (1/12) and I couldn't be more excited. I've had my eye on this species since they first made their way into the hobby, and I finally found some at a reasonable price.

One is a male, one potential female, and the other is unknown. I've read all the threads on Rio Colubre and many of the general Pumilio threads. What I'm really looking for are tips/tricks that Rio Colubre owners have amassed over the years for keeping their frogs happy.

These three will be going into a 40b vert. I've got a layer of calcium clay substrate with tons of leaf litter above that. I've seeded about three times with springs, and will re-seed again tomorrow.

Temps near the bottom of the tank are mid 60's, and upper 70's or low 80's at the top. The tank is sitting on the bare hardwood floor right now, but I have a stand I need to pick up this weekend. The temps should be higher once they are on a stand.

I'd love to hear from other Rio Colubre owners about their experiences.

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Add viv-sized bromeliads,and you should be good.I have a 2,1 breeding trio that has produced very well for me,but they are only visible when they are breeding.They are one of the most shy pumilio i have ever kept,but makes it special when you do get a glimpse of them.They also appear very dark in the viv,not like the very Blue pics of them taken with good cameras! I still like my trio however,they are still quite uncommon in the hobby! Enjoy!
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Sorry,just realized that Rio colubre probably are different than the Colubre Blue.Sometimes folks ,like me,get a bit confused with some of these new similar named morphs!
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Sorry,just realized that Rio colubre probably are different than the Colubre Blue.Sometimes folks ,like me,get a bit confused with some of these new similar named morphs!
I believe they're the same thing, Ron .

OP - Ron's advice is spot-on. They spend a lot of time up top, so if you have to focus on planting one "zone", then go with the canopy. Mine love dense bromeliad clusters.
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Good to hear you're having luck with them. I thought Colubre blue and Rio Colubre were the same thing. I heard they appear darker when stressed, and color up once settled in.

I have 3 big broms near the top of my tank that hold a lot of water. I'll provide film cans as well.

My tank is large with a lot of vertical space and hiding places and leaf litter, so I hope they will be bold.

I'd love to see pics of your Colubre tank if you get the chance.

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Here are a few pics for you Dave!
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Here are a few pics for you Dave!
Thanks! The setup looks great. What size clutch do they typically lay for you? My imitator varadero only lay 1-2 egg clutches, but it looks like your Colubre lay much larger.

The frogs are on their way. I hope they have a smooth journey and I'll post some pics tomorrow.

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This male is stunning! The other two took to the leaf litter, so I'll probably never see them again
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Nice looking frog there! The clutches are usually from 4-7 eggs,but they seem to only take care of 2-3 of the tads .
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