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This is a discussion on Breeding Success within the Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; Hi I have kept FB Newts for 5 years now, 3 females and 2 males in a large setup. I ...

Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) Perhaps the most famous and frequently bred newts in captivity, the fire-bellied newts and sword-tail newts are well known throughout the world as being excellent, gregarious captives.

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I have kept FB Newts for 5 years now, 3 females and 2 males in a large setup.
I have never had much luck with the youngsters, up to this year only 3 had made it to adulthood, however every year I have learned more.
This year I have 41 mophed youngsters, all eating and thriving. I left them in the large tank for up to a week after they have hauled themselves out onto the cork islands. I then transfer them to smaller 7.5lt tanks (10 to a tank) with only 2" of water, sponge filtration, and some natural weed that alows them to rest on the suface but not haul out. I plan to leave them in these setups, gradually increasing the water depth as they grow.
They are eating live blood worm and daphnia, all look healthy and are growing.

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Congratulations on the successful breeding.



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Good work!



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A couple of pics.

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That's brilliant - well done. What size did your animals metamorphose at?

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They were all about the inch mark when they morphed. Then I moved them to shallow setups like this.

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They are now all about the 1 and a half inch mark and growing fast.

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