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Title: Fire Bellied Newt
Description: Rescue newt


Broxandval - April 27, 2009 08:00 AM (GMT)
Hi All
Yesterday we got a call from a friend in the aquatic trade brought a young firebellied newt in for us to look after. :)
As of yet we cant sex it but weve put it in with the alpines for company till we can think of a way to re-home it(or perhaps we may keep it)!!.... :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

Jayesh - April 27, 2009 05:12 PM (GMT)
Cool...I wish I had the space to look after exotic newts...what size is your newts setup?


Broxandval - April 27, 2009 05:27 PM (GMT)
Hi Jayesh
It's 2 x 2 x 2 with a reverse flow filtered by a fluval 305 canister filter.
It has thre coloured LED's which give ambient lighting during the sleeping hours and 2 ft tube light for evening veiwing (check post on our Alpines for look at tank).
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

kENNY - April 27, 2009 05:33 PM (GMT)
Really, I wouldn't mix speices. They may eat one another...I'd keep them in their current tanks so there are no future problems.

I'll try and post my new newt pictures soon to show you guys how big he's gotten. I thought he was dead this morning, but he's just being his usual sloth-like self. Does yours move slowly b&v? [Walking, not swimming]

Broxandval - April 27, 2009 06:15 PM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
I asked our friend if it would be safe to put it in with the alpines,he says yes it's ok so we said ok then we'll rescue him :)
Sometines our newts are sloth like but that we put down to (lower temperature) that we see during the winter after the fire has been switched off last thing at night but ut never goes below the cut out temperature where they cant operate and would hybernate. :( :)
In the summer they go into overdrive and are rather quick, by the way we found a baby newt in the tank this morning and where there is one there are others. :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude
PS the firebelly is also smaller than the alpines :)

kENNY - April 30, 2009 02:34 AM (GMT)
Do you have them seperate RIGHT now? I'd let him get used to the surroundings and let him adapt and see the other newts before going in with them. I did a bit of Googling (I was curious to see if it would work with my baby) but the answer is generally "no". Too much of a risk of one kind being eaten. At my guy's stage, I wouldn't trust anyone else in with him.

Broxandval - April 30, 2009 08:07 AM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
You diid right to read up on it and made the right decision in your fire bellys case. :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

Jayesh - April 30, 2009 06:39 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Broxandval @ Apr 27 2009, 12:27 PM)
Hi Jayesh
It's 2 x 2 x 2 with a reverse flow filtered by a fluval 305 canister filter.
It has thre coloured LED's which give ambient lighting during the sleeping hours and 2 ft tube light for evening veiwing (check post on our Alpines for look at tank).
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

Nice...*adds newts to massive list of animals I need to get, alongside turtles, hermit crabs, anoles and tarantulas*

kENNY - May 8, 2009 04:21 AM (GMT)
So what's new with the new guy? Is s/he getting along with the alpines?

Can't wait to get my Plaudarium setup!

BTW:

Can you post pictures soon? I've become very facinated in newts ATM.

Broxandval - May 8, 2009 12:07 PM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
Will have to wait a while till we get enough photo's on camera to down load. :)
So far he's fitted right in with the rest. :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

guy35 - May 18, 2009 08:16 PM (GMT)
make sure to keep the fire-bellied newt warm and moist! and their belly do contain a tiny bit of toxin, so be careful. otherwise, fire-bellied newts are very fun and cool.

Broxandval - May 18, 2009 10:04 PM (GMT)
Hi guy35
A little like the Oregon newt then as they used to have a toxin ? :huh:
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude




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