Thread: ScottishFish Newt Journal
07-13-2012, 11:14 AM #1
ScottishFish Newt Journal
Well here it is, my third journal!! I've always liked the look of newts and done quite a bit of research and general google abuse. My LFS is selling newts the now and I was hoping to get a firebellied newt, theirs however seem to be paddle tail newts, I need to do more research on them. From memory a 10G is big enough for 1 paddle tail as they can get aggressive with eachother whereas fire bellies I could keep 2-3.
So all folks reading this know what I'm on about here's a paddle tail newt
And a fire bellied newt
The LFS guy was getting his delivery of tanks in later today but couldn't wait, might pop in tomorrow and see what he has. A 10G will probably be what I get.
Now for the AC input.
I have a fully cycled fluval U2 filter, rated to approx 30G, do you think this would do the trick for keeping my water newt friendly? General newt needs are;
Clean water (online says 20% PWC a week but I will do way more)
Cool room temperatures
Nothing sharp (rounded gravel and decor)
So fingers crossed with all your help and plenty of research I may have a newt of some kind in the next week or so!!My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
07-13-2012, 11:56 AM #2
Nice! Varied diet means what - I guess fruit, insects, etc.?46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
07-13-2012, 11:57 AM #3
cool. I've seen some nice newt tanks with no land, but floating plants for the newts to climb up onto. makes alot more room in a 10g when you don't need a land and a water area. just a thought....Thar she blows!!!
07-13-2012, 01:32 PM #4
How many tanks have you actually got mate? Lol
Your house must be over run with them
07-13-2012, 01:44 PM #5
Andrea - varied diet means bloodworms, tubifex, nightcrawlers
Crispy - yeah I'm going to scape it with loads of decor to maximise the surface area of climbing areas in the tank
Headin - got 2 fish tanks and a Vivarium
My mum and dad are abroad on holiday for 2 weeks so I need to get it set up before they come home !!My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
07-14-2012, 02:26 PM #6
Got a newt!! Setting up its tank as we speak! Pictures will ensue!My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
07-14-2012, 03:36 PM #7
The fire-bellied newts are adorable. I'm not familiar with the other one you posted.
I dunno about sneaking behind your parents back...wouldn't go over to well around here...55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed