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My 2 tinc cobalts are always jumping and hitting their heads on the top of the glass like they are trying to get out. They are always climbing the glass and also trying to dig their heads where the glass and soil meets. Is there something wrong with my tank? It is a 15 gallon, heavily planted so there is a lot of hiding places and i mist the tank 3 times a day so it is always pretty wet. Is it possibly to humid and wet? Since it has gotten warmer the tank is usually around 83-86 degrees daytime and 80-83 nighttime. my one tinc has rubbed the color off its nose from trying to "dig" so much. Is this just their behavior or am I doing something wrong?
 

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How long have your frogs been in this tank? If they were just recently introduced, there might be an issue with the tank, and it might require a rebuild.
 

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ive had them for about a month and they did the same thing when i first got them and then after a while they started to stop a little. A couple days ago there was a day it just got really hot and the tank went up to 90 degrees. Could this be the reason?
Ugh - that's really warm for your frogs. Do you have any ventilation? What kind do you have? There are caresheets that show the min/max temp range for pdfs -
 

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My guess is they are trying to find someplace 10 degrees cooler.
 

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My guess is they are trying to find someplace 10 degrees cooler.
I have to agree with BoonDoggle.

Sorry - I missed the part about you having Cobalts. NOTE to SELF: read posts more closely.

Is there someway that you can cool your tank? Possibly move it to a cooler room? Install a window unit? I'm thinking even a fan over the vent screen, assuming that you have one, might help. I wouldn't place it where it blows down, but blows across.

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I have to agree with BoonDoggle.

Sorry - I missed the part about you having Cobalts. NOTE to SELF: read posts more closely.

Is there someway that you can cool your tank? Possibly move it to a cooler room? Install a window unit? I'm thinking even a fan over the vent screen, assuming that you have one, might help. I wouldn't place it where it blows down, but blows across.

keep us posted -
kristi
Another great (and easy) way to cool the tank down is just raise the light a little bit. No matter what way you do it, the tank does need to be cooled down a little bit though.
 

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Yeah definately way too hot.. I freak out if my tank hits 81.. LOL

Also probably misting too much. depends on your part of the country. Do you keep track of humidity?

I mist once a day.. sometimes not even that.. to keep all of my tanks around 80ish humidity.
 

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Forgot to add about misting. I mist mine at the MOST every other day. For my non breeders I may go even longer without misting.. So 3 times a day might be a bit overkill.
 

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I didn't see anyone address that the skin has been rubbed away from the frogs nose... This should be checked and treated asap as the conditions of that viv will cause an infection quickly IMO. You should attempt to post some pics. Best of luck!

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My tinc (cobalt to be exact) has done that exact thing with his nose. He rubbed the color off and it was while. My other cobalt had a pretty bad case of nose rub when I bought her. Its just nose rub, nothing big. It will go away after time. Just keep an eye on them.
 

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Why don't you post a picture of your tank if you can. That might bring up more suggestions if its not just a heating issue. Sometimes there are other environmental reasons for captive frogs trying to escape constantly.
 

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thanks for all the replies everyone!
I raised the light a few inches off the tank and i added a fan that blows on the light constantly and it has definitely helped! Its a sexed pair, thats why i have been misting heavily, to try and get them to breed, but possibly too much misting? It only hit 90 one day. the other days its usually at 84-86. but i think that is still a little high. (my leucs dont seem to mind the mid 80 temps though.)
Im going to monitor the tank a lot tomorrow now that i have raised the light and added a fan. I will try and upload pics tomorrow to see what you guys think. I just got into the frog hobby in february, so i havent experienced keeping them in the summer. It was hard enough to try and keep them warm enough. Trying to keep it cool is definitely harder though.
Thank you all for the help
 

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The tank looks fine to me. How long have they been in there? In my experience, frogs typically try to escape (climb the glass) for a while until they get settled in. I'm guessing it was a temperature thing or they are not yet used to the tank.

Looks like some ventilation in the back? At any rate, when you open the lid, it sucks air in.
 

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I just moved the tank to the basement and the temperature shouldnt get over 81 degrees now. Im going to lowes tomorrow to try and find a window a/c unit, so i can keep the tank in the room that its supposed to be in. Ill check on the frogs tomorrow to see if they get better. Ill keep you guys posted and ill try and get some pics of the nose rub the female has. Thanks for all the replies everyone!

Ive had the frogs for about a month or so and they had the same behavior in the beginning and then it stopped and now they are doing it again because of the temperature i guess.
 

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I have some heat problems in the summer even tho I live in a basement. I dont like to run my AC all day so what I did last year was I switched the light cycle to have the lights on at night when its cooler and off during the day. It helps a lot.
 
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