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Siren Intermedia Substrate and Co-Habitation

This is a discussion on Siren Intermedia Substrate and Co-Habitation within the Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; So I've done a lot of research on this, but I am still foggy on. I don't know what substrate ...

Large Aquatic Salamanders (Hellbenders/Cryptobranchids, Necturus, Siren, etc.) This topic covers Cryptobranchids like the hellbender and Asian giant salamanders, as well as sirens, mud puppies, and amphiumas.

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So I've done a lot of research on this, but I am still foggy on. I don't know what substrate to use. I have seen to get stones big enough that they cannot be swallowed, but then they cannot burrow. I have also seen gravel or sand which they can burrow in, but could swallow. Then there's dirt which is the most natural option, but then the water will inevitably become too foggy. As far as multiple in the same tank I know it is strongly advised against and I plan on staying away from it, but I caught two males and kept them together for a few days before I found out and they were totally peaceful. They never once attacked each other. I am just curious under what circumstances people have been able to successfully keep them together



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I have found some in the wild. They live in flooded ditches along the side of the highway. Sometimes the ditches dry up in the summer and I assume they borrow at that time. I don't think rocks would be a great substrate given what habitat I know them from.



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Sand is fine for them. Any that is accidentally consumed is small enough to pass through their digestive system.



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