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Old 22nd April 2007   #8 (permalink)
david
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Cynops pyrrhogaster, the Japanese Fire Belly Newt, is said to be one of the hardiest of all amphibians. I've had mine for 15 years, since I was 10 years old, and only recently I've realized that I've been doing all the wrong things in my newt care. She's still as aggressive and active as ever. Just be sure you don't confuse a C.pyrrhogaster for a C.orientalis (which is easy to do on a cursory glance).

I would also recommend any of the Taricha newts, particularly T. granulosa and T. torosa. Active and hardy fellows.
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