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|28th July 2012||#1 (permalink)|
I recently bought a C.orientalis from the local pet store. For the first week it was acting normal, until i got a new tank and put him in. The tank is bigger than the last one and all of a sudden my newt started acting slow and uncoordinated. I looked around online and thought it might be from stress. The next day it woudnt move at all unless you touched it and its just been sitting in the same spot. How come it is acting like this?
|28th July 2012||#2 (permalink)|
Re: Stressed Newt?
Is it sitting on land or underwater?
If itīs on land (which is a typical response of these newts to the terrible conditions and stress suffered during the importation and at the shops), then itīs quite normal for it to be very still and barely move at all. If itīs aquatic, that shouldnīt be the case for a newly acquired animal.
Can you post pictures of the tank? Thatīll help give you better advice.
In the meantime, read this:
Caudata Culture Species Entry - Cynops orientalis - Chinese firebelly
Caudata Culture Articles - Water Quality
Caudata Culture Articles - Cycling
|28th July 2012||#4 (permalink)|
Re: Stressed Newt?
In that case, yes, it is a very stressed animal, but the stress manifests in being terrestrial, not in itīs inactivity. As i said earlier, when they are terrestrial they barely move at all. Donīt touch it or disturb it as that will only cause further stress.
For it to go back to a fully aquatic life, youīll need to offer optimal water conditions. There is tooooooooones of info about this species throughout the forums, so read away!
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