My first thumbnail and a fantastic place to start for anyone looking to get into thumbnails. Ranitomeya imitator will breed on just about any protected vertical or near vertical surface. 1-4 (typically 2) white to light gray eggs are laid weekly to every other week. My frogs prefer completely vertical black film canisters with the opening facing down, just above the leaves of plants. Tadpoles hatch in 10 to 14 days and are transported by the male to individual small bodies of water like film canisters or bromeliad axils.
R. imitator take excellent care of their young in captivity and the tadpoles can be left to the care of the adults. If you pull the tadpoles, they need a high protein diet and can be cannibalistic so they are best raised individually. The tadpoles will morph after 60 days and are able to small fruit files supplemented by springtails.
Care: Beginner, typically bold
Breeding: Easy, film canisters upside down vertically
Tadpoles: Excellent parental care after deposition, recommend leaving tadpoles with parents
Froglets: Medium, springtails are a help, tadpoles left with parents morph larger
Tips: Lower light levels result in bolder frogs