Adelphobates galactonotus ‘red’ dart frog

Adelphobates galactonotus is a species of frog from Brazil. There are multiple color morphs of this species, including yellow, orange, koi and red, the morph that I keep. Here’s an approximate representation of their range:



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My Red Galacs

I have two groups of red galacts, both captive bred. The first group is from Patrick Nabors at Saurian. These four were acquired in November of 2012 when they were approximately 6 months out of water. Here’s an example of one of the more highly colored of the four Adelphobates galactonotus, where the red extends to its rear legs.


I acquired a second group of red Adelphobates galactonotus in April of 2013 at approximately 4 months out of water. These four were from Sean Stewart at Herpetologic. Here’s an example of the Stewart line Adelphobates galactonotus red:



Assorted A. galactanotus “red” photos

Ultimately the 8 animals I acquired were placed in a single group in a display vivarium. They continue to do very well together, breeding typically in the spring each year. Here are additional photos of both sets of Adelphobates galactonotus “red”:

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Acquiring your Red Galacs

January 2017 – I have noticed red galacs being offered by a large scale breeder that are sorted by phenotype. I would caution anyone interested in acquiring red galacs to not be pulled into a trap of buying a galactanotus with a specific “speckled” pattern – these patterns are typically present in froglets to juveniles and change over time. All the animals I have seen come out of water heavily speckled and orange in color before slowly shifting to the typical deeper burgundy color with little to no spotting. Anyone selling animals based on characteristics of their patterning is either completely inexperienced in the coloration stages a red galac progresses through, or they’re out to scam you.

I recommend purchasing your animals from reputable breeders or hobby enthusiasts that have experience raising animals.


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