R. reticulata is one of the smallest Ranitomeya with some adult males being just 15mm. They will spend a fair amount of time on the floor of the enclosure but will not hesitate to climb. While this was one of the first species of Ranitomeya to be imported, the difficulty raising newly morphed froglets due to their size has prevented them from becoming common in the hobby.
After an elaborate courtship ritual that includes dancing around the enclosure the frogs prefer to breed in horizontal film canisters strewn about the leaf litter, sometimes stuck on the glass. They lay 2-3 eggs ever other week and the male will transport the tadpoles to small bodies of water. There is no parental care after deposition, but some people leave the tadpoles in the enclosure for the tadpoles eat algae and drowned flies.
Care: Difficult, small size means less margin of error, fairly bold
Breeding: Intermediate, horizontal film canisters on their sides
Tadpoles: No parental care after deposition, recommend pulling tadpoles
Froglets: Tiny, springtails are required
Tips: Actively breeding frogs are bolder frogs