Sex ratios for keeping red-spotted newts
This is a discussion on Sex ratios for keeping red-spotted newts within the North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; I am in the process of setting up a 30 gallon tank for some Eastern Red-Spotted newts I plan to ...
|North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) While not closely related, these two genera are the true newts of North America.|
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|11th May 2005||#1 (permalink)|
I am in the process of setting up a 30 gallon tank for some Eastern Red-Spotted newts I plan to buy on Saturday. I thought get 5 or 6. I'm not sure if I'm interested in breeding them later, but I do want to have the proper sex ratio to keep them happy and peaceful. What do you think is a good sex ratio for this species?
|12th May 2005||#2 (permalink)|
More females than males. I'd recommend 2 males and 4 females. During breeding season, the males can be quite... um... assertive with the females. Since amplexus involves a strangle-hold, it's not a good situation for the females when they are outnumbered.
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