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Feeding rotifers to newt larvae

This is a discussion on Feeding rotifers to newt larvae within the Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Has anyone fed rotifers to newt larvae with success? I have a culture of rotifers going that I feed Repashy ...

Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.

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Has anyone fed rotifers to newt larvae with success? I have a culture of rotifers going that I feed Repashy soilent green. They are smaller than bbs.

The newt larvae in question are T.Dobrogicus and N.Crocatus.

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They would be a fine food for a week or two to get the larvae started but they are too small to be a decent food for long. Transitioning to moina and then daphnia would be ideal. Moina are small enough to be taken as soon as the yolk sacs are absorbed so I normally just feed those.



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These are really tiny foods.
Most rotifers mesure between 0,1 to 1 mm long.
Most eurasian newts can eat artemia or small daphnia as first preys but I've heard about Notophtalmus hatchlings needing very small preys. Perhaps interesting for this genus ?



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