Mantella madagascariensis, common names Malagasy painted mantella, Madagascan mantella, Madagascar golden frog, Malagasy mantella and painted mantella, is a species of frog in the family Mantellidae.
These frogs are commonly found in east and central Madagascar. They inhabit rainforests, and prefer habitats bordering fresh water streams. Occurs throughout the mountain ranges and down into the lowlands of the island, and can tolerate a moderate range of temperatures.
Both genders establish small territories, and require relatively large enclosures for such small frogs. These frogs are active primarily during the day, foraging for a wide range of small invertebrates. These invertebrates are what help make the frog toxic, and the bright colors on its body serve as a warning to potential predators to stay away.
Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day. Provide dark hiding places for this species eg., cork bark. Use a low wattage heat lamp. Wash hands after handling.
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