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i've been looking for someone with a decent amount of experience with tincs, as i'm planning on getting 2-3 for my first frogs and have ordered a 16'' cube viv (approx. 18 gallons) but i'm thinking of getting a 19'' cube instead (approx. 29 gallons) so i can properly house 3 tincs in it. I've heard that they are on the aggressive side of the scale, would there be problems if i were to get 3 tincs in the 16'' cube? if so would they fair better in the 19'' cube? or should i just stick with a pair in the 16'' cube? thanks for any help or info.
 

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I raised 4 azureus (similar to tincs) almostly to full maturity in a 10 gallon tank before I placed them in a 16" cube for any last bit of growing. Ultimately, I will pare that down to house a breeding couple per 16" cube. The main thing to keep in mind is the four froglets were raised together, which kept any fighting down to nil. Plus it was heavily planted and the frogs were abundantly fed.

Where are you getting your 16" cube? I just ordered 6 with another 3 in mind from Paul at FCA. He makes top notch vivariums, not to mention 10 gallon vert inserts! If you haven't ordered your cubes, you ought to look into FCA. http://www.firstclassaquatics.com

Sincerely,

David

jhaynes said:
i've been looking for someone with a decent amount of experience with tincs, as i'm planning on getting 2-3 for my first frogs and have ordered a 16'' cube viv (approx. 18 gallons) but i'm thinking of getting a 19'' cube instead (approx. 29 gallons) so i can properly house 3 tincs in it. I've heard that they are on the aggressive side of the scale, would there be problems if i were to get 3 tincs in the 16'' cube? if so would they fair better in the 19'' cube? or should i just stick with a pair in the 16'' cube? thanks for any help or info.
 
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thanks for the reply ya my cube is also comeing from paul, as i'm very excited as it will my first viv, so if i raise my tincs together as froglets 3 should be fine in the 16'' cube?
 

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If you happen to get more than one female, I would not bet on it. That is one of the issues with getting froglets, you may end up with more than one or even all females. As adults you will definately see aggresion with multiple females, how much is dependent on a lot of factors.
I have seen less agression between animals that have been raised together than those that are introduced as adults..... but it is still there. Usually you do not see serious aggression until after the frogs are a year old.

I think that you are making the right move. I love tincs and it is better for someone who is relatively new to raise the animals from froglets, because it gives you a better overall perspective of husbandry issues but you should be prepared for the possibility of breaking up your group if you see agressive behavior. It is a year away so you will have time to plan!

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I had four azureus I raised together in a 40 gallon tank. Once they became mature, I noticed some were hiding more and they weren't breeding. I seperated them into 2 different tanks and they were much happier. I even got luckly enough to have 2 pairs which bred within 2 months of seperating them. I think the tank would be ok for froglets, but as they mature, you will need to seperate them. That is not a very big tank even for a group of social frogs. It is the perfect size for breeding pairs or raising froglets though.
 
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