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Old 8th July 2011   #1
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Cool New newt suprise! Is this infected/fungused??

My sister has been asking me suspicious questions for about 2 weeks. After puppy sitting her dog, she surprises me with a cooler with 3 newts. that she swears the store she bought them from they are captive bred, i highly doubt it though. any how she brought me

1)an adult male with a healed nic on his tail so he's very easy to identify, he's got some meat on him so I imagine he's in pretty good condition.

2) a very feisty juvinile/young adult - it goes in the water and hangs out on the surface of plants, haven't seen it dive yet. Very good eater!

3) another slightly larger juvenile(?) with what looks to be a possibly broken leg. s/he has a cut on his back knee, the leg is very swollen and it looks like you can see inside and see fluid build up? s/he moves the leg some but half the time just sort of drags it. Also it's white, not fuzzy or hairy or anything like that though, maybe just salamander meat? s/he's pretty still and doesn't want anything to do with the water, although I think it ate one or two live tubifex worms.

is it infected? if so what do I do!? Should I isolate him/her futher?

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here they are in their quarantine tank. A little 2.5 gallon with a sponge filter, sponge log and plant. inside of a foam cooler with ice / icy water at the moment :P

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