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I am new to Poison Dart Frogs so I was just wondering what you think are the top 10 best looking dart frogs so that I can get some ideas for my next frogs. :)

P.S. I only care about looks. I do not care how Rare they are. I keep Saltwater Fish and many that do rave about the 5,000 fish but I don't see why. Those fish are always ugly. I will take a 50.00 Beautiful fish over a 5,000 Rare one any day. Please keep that in mind. I do not know if Dart Frog collectors are like Fish collectors or not.
 

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That topic is a subjective question.... I've spent a decent amount on freshwater fish that everyone thought was boring despite the fact that I personaly enjoyed them.

That same concept can be applied to frogs. if you like it.. Buy it!
 

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Which ones do you have Rusty?

I am just trying to plan out which Frog I will buy next.

P.S. Do you post on any other Forums? Your name seems familiar.
 

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It all depends on who you are. You should just research the frogs that you know you like and try to find more that you don't know. Like I said, it all depends on what kind of person you are. This happens to everybody who is in the dart frog hobby at least once: Deciding between species. Oh, that's the worst. They are all so beautiful. :cool:

Here are some care sheets (not for the care, but for the pictures at the bottom. you can use the care part of it if you want to though. ;)) of a lot of beggining-intermedeit frogs. look at the pics at the bottom, and decide which one you like best.

note: The tintorius species care sheet doesn't have pics of all of the morphs. To see most, if not all of the morphs, just google "tictorius morph guide" and you should get a mostly/fully complete list of tinc color morphs.

Easy:

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/13015-dendrobates-leucomelas-novice.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/14619-dendrobates-auratus-novice.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/14606-dendrobates-azureus-tinctorius-novice.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/13856-phyllobates-terribilis-bicolor-novice.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/13545-phyllobates-vittatus-novice.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/13178-dendrobates-imitator-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/ca...dobates-tricolor-e-anthonyi-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/13016-dendrobates-ventrimaculatus-intermediate.html

Now, I only took the care sheets that are only novice to intermediet, and a lot of those species I havn't even heard of (but that's just me and I'm not very experienced yet)

Intermetiet:

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/21593-dendrobates-truncatus-beginner-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/49265-ranitomeya-variabilis-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/21592-allobates-femoralis-zaparo-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/17152-dendrobates-galactonotus-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/17151-phyllobates-aurotaenia-intermediate.html

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/care-sheets/14607-epipedobates-trivittatus-intermediate.html

Now, I only took the care sheets that are only novice to intermediet, and a lot of those species I haven't even heard of (but that's just me and I'm not very experienced yet). Just thought I'd let you know.
 

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To ask others what YOU like is silly to me. I think frog dude hit the nail on the head by simply providing you with reference pics for you to decide. And btw, it is not a bad idea to read the care tips, as it will greatly benefit your understanding of various species and will ultimately help you make a choice of frog. Best of luck, and definately get what YOU like.

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Here is my list:

1. D. Tinc Azureus- cause it's a blue frog. Why would you need any other reason.
2. P. Terribilis- most poisonous animal on Earth and they look like a tough bulldog.
3. R. Imitator "Veradero"- bright metallic colors
4. R. Vanzolini- the yellow dots against the black are hypnotizing
5. O. Granulifera- the grainy look of their skin
6. D. Tinc "Brazilian Yellow Head"- the yellow crown on these guys are the best
7. O. Pumilio Solarte- the contrast of the bright red with white feet
8. R. Reticulata- for one of the smallest thumbs, their patterns can be crazy in detail
9. D. Tinc "Lorenzo"- bright yellow crown on a deep ocean blue body
10. A. Pepperi Orange/ Redhead- grainy looking skin with brightly colored crown
 

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In no particular order my top 10 are:-

1) D. tinc Azureus
2) D. tinc Oyapoc
3) D. tinc Brazil
4) O. pumilio 'Blue jeans'
5) O. pumilio 'Bahia Grande'
6) R. Benedicta
7) R. Reticulata
8) R. summersi
9) D. leucomela (especially the netted morph;))
10) A species whos name I can't remember:confused: This one also fits the rare, expensive tag too and I saw some at the only Dartfrog shop I know of in the UK. They are a stunning black and orange colour, breed extremely slowly and cost about £500 each IF they bacame available. If anyone can shed any light on what they may be (from my dire description:rolleyes:) I'd appreciate it:D

From this list I've already got the first 3 and the blue jeans are on order for a few weeks time:D:D I'm getting there slowly;)
 

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Which ones do you have Rusty?

I am just trying to plan out which Frog I will buy next.

P.S. Do you post on any other Forums? Your name seems familiar.
This is all very very subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In fact a lot of times, tastes change. As you grow as a hobbyist and learn about more species you may be attracted to different frogs. You may get into obligate or thumbnails or only tincs. Me personally I'm not into thumbnail frogs, I just like bigger frogs. But I recognize there are some absolutely beautiful, stunningly colored thumbs out there.
I've keep tincs, some auratus, a couple Phyllobates, one species of Adelphobates, and soon some Epipedobates.
Of course I post on other forums, there's lots of good frog info out there.
 

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To ask others what YOU like is silly to me. I think frog dude hit the nail on the head by simply providing you with reference pics for you to decide. And btw, it is not a bad idea to read the care tips, as it will greatly benefit your understanding of various species and will ultimately help you make a choice of frog. Best of luck, and definately get what YOU like.

JBear
I should have said that. To me, it all depends also and what kind of frog person you are, too. Some people are into larger frogs, like Rusty, and some people are into thumbs. Everybody has different favorites. search yourself, compair pictures, and find yours.
 

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This is all very very subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In fact a lot of times, tastes change. As you grow as a hobbyist and learn about more species you may be attracted to different frogs. You may get into obligate or thumbnails or only tincs. Me personally I'm not into thumbnail frogs, I just like bigger frogs. But I recognize there are some absolutely beautiful, stunningly colored thumbs out there.
I've keep tincs, some auratus, a couple Phyllobates, one species of Adelphobates, and soon some Epipedobates.
Of course I post on other forums, there's lots of good frog info out there.
No, I do not mean frogs.

Do you Post on Fish or Lizard Forums? Your name seems familiar.
 

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I should have said that. To me, it all depends also and what kind of frog person you are, too. Some people are into larger frogs, like Rusty, and some people are into thumbs. Everybody has different favorites. search yourself, compair pictures, and find yours.
Why can't you guys just answer the question? The OP is just asking based on looks. It's a simple questions "What are the top 10 best looking frogs" in your opinion. Of course everyone's choices are going to be different. But the least you can do is answer the OPs question without going off on a tangent.
 

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I agree with others, choose what YOU like...
either way, my list [in random order] is:

1.E. anthonyi 'Salvias'
2. E. anthonyi 'santa isabel'
3. E. anthonyi 'highland'
4.E. anthonyi 'Moraspunga'
5. E. antonyi 'Rio saladillo'
6. D. leucomelas
7. D. auratus 'Acon hill'
8. A. haneli
9. A. zaparo
10. O. pumilio 'Tortuguero'


I like anthonyi :D
 

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2. P. Terribilis- most poisonous animal on Earth and they look like a tough bulldog.
They are the most toxic vertebrate, not animal.

The frog on the dendroboard logo is Ameerega trivittata, a very awesome looking under rated frog (they are huge too): Dendrobates.org - Ameerega trivittata


As others have said, buy what you like and buy in your experience range.

Here is my list, but it is based solely off frogs I own or have owned and it is in no particular order:
1. reticulata
2. uakarii
3. 'Southern' variabilis
4. 'Varadero' imitator
5. 'Paru' sylvatica
6. 'Lowland' fantastica
7. 'Sapasoa' bassleri
8. 'Cristobal' pumilio
9. 'Saripiqui' pumilio
10. 'Blackwater' amazonica

If I was listing frogs that I don't own, it would mostly be Oophaga, Ranitomeya, and Ameerega species. Most of all of those aren't necessarily for beginners.
 

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They are the most toxic vertebrate, not animal.

Really? Are you sure? I was under the impression that the Batracotoxin they carry is more poisonous than any otehr poison. If they aren't the most poisonous, then what is? I could be wrong, but I was pretty sure I had my info right. Remember, I am talking poison, not venom. If you could let me know what the most poisonous is that would be great. Thanks man.
 

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I would first like to say that choosing a frog your own decision. Anybody on dendroboard that knows me, knows that I have a bad habit of asking for their opinion or which frog I should get. Right know I'm stuck between 5 different frogs but I will make work. Just make sure you can handle the care requirements and build your knowledge. Researching is the best thing you can do in this hobby.

My answer to your question.

1. Varadero
2. Summersi
3. Benedicta
4. Reticulata
5. Fantastica doesn't matter which one.
6. Vanzolini
7. Flavovittata
8. Mint teribilis
9. Escudo
10. Oophaga pumilio popa
 
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