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Three Lined Salamander Inquiry

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Plethodontids and Lungless Salamanders (Bolitoglossa, Eurycea, Plethodon, etc.) The largest, and one of the most diverse groups of salamanders, these salamanders have all evolved to breathe solely through their skin and are found almost exclusively in North America.

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Question Three Lined Salamander Inquiry

Hey there. I welcomed a three lined salamander home yesterday. The employee at the pet store mentioned that he would do fine in a tank with some red efts I also have. I would enjoy them sharing that tank as it is rather large (20 gal) and offers a great deal of hiding space. Yet, I am apprehensive as I know many speak against allowing different genus (plural?) to live together. Any thoughts?



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Given that 3-lineds prefer a more aquatic, stream-side habitat, versus the dry upland habitat preferred by efts, I would try setting it up in its own tank.

Neither species is aggressive, and they might do fine together, but you'd be doing so at risk of disease transmission (are your efts CB?).

FYI: plural of genus is 'genera'.



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I wouldn't keep them with the efts, give it the 20 gallon long with alot of rocks and crevices to get under. you might want to stack up gravel on one end to make a land area and put bark hides on top of it , from what I have saw this species is mostly aquatic and preferes water over land but if you can provide a good land area then that doesnt hurt.



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the more you can replicate the bank of a stream the better



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CB? Sorry lol



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Thanks for the input guys. The one exotic pet store in my area has less than knowledgeable. They've claimed that my paddle-tail would prefer 75-80 degree F. False. Bad hobby for Las Vegas haha

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Also, I am interested in outfitting his tank with some wood. What should I be wary of in that department? Obviously treated wood would be bad. With that, where might I go to find something suitable?

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I've only seen one three-lined in the past year and it had a tail longer than its body. Interesting species. I always quarantine new arrivals in their own tank and usually end up setting up a new enclosure for them during their isolation period. I'm not one for mixing species, but mainly just like the excuse for having another landscape to play around with.



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Here is an article about types of wood:
Caudata Culture Articles - Wood in Vivaria



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CB = Captive Bred



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