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Old 3rd October 2017   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Aquatic or Semi-Aquatic or Terrestrial?

I have three alpine newts that basically spend all of their time underwater. I've seen the female on land a few times. (I have two large pieces of hollow cork stuffed with moss and plants wedged in two corners.) The two males don't venture out of the water, but they also still have their gills. However, I've read that that subspecies I have are mostly aquatic.

I guess I'm drawn to aquatic amphibians because I started as and am still an avid aquarist, so it was a natural transition. And the aquatic newts seem to be more visible than say, land-based salamanders who hide a lot. BUT, I'm only going off what I've read.

It'd be interesting to keep a tiger salamander or some eastern newts at some point.
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