Ranitomeya variabilis was recently restructured to include all the former R. ventrimaculata frogs that didn't move into R. amazonica - basically the yellowish ones with thinner striping. Care of variabilis is the same as amazonica. Clutches of 4-10 eggs are laid every week to once every three weeks in film canisters tilted at about a 45 degree angle so that they hold a bit of water. Eggs are laid below the water line and having clean water in the film canister seems to be a prerequisite to the frogs laying eggs. From time to time, all the frogs in the enclosure will end up in the film canister when breeding occurs. The male will transport the tadpoles to other bodies of water in the enclosure and the female may lay nutritive eggs for the tadpoles.
These are one of the easiest thumnail dartfrogs to care for.
The animals offered are the spotted form; a great addition to any dart frog enthusiasts collection.