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Old 19th August 2004   #1
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Hi !
I am setting up this new tank for my Pleurodeles waltl -and I am a bit confused !
Some information on Pleurodeles waltl say that they like shallow water -other information tells you they like deep water -what to believe ?



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Old 20th August 2004   #2
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Have mine with 20 cms of water. They`re mating and growing very nice. They look very happy to me.



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Old 20th August 2004   #3
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Mine are in 16cm of water and growing nicely, they were a little stunted by thier previous tank but are responding to the extra space and improved diet nicely. they have laid for me twice in this set up. I have followed the care sheets advice and they have a floating island, which they seem to use a something to push around sooner than to sit on.



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Old 20th August 2004   #4
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all-right !
well i think im gonna put a lot of water in this tank, as much as 45 cm and then see if they like it !Thanks for the replies !
Niels



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Old 20th August 2004   #5
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Neils keep us informed please, I would be interested in how they respond to the deeper water.

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Old 29th August 2004   #6
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Yes -now they have been in the tank for about a week - 45 cm water level in a 200 liter tank and they seem to like it ! sometimes they "freeze" at the top surface of the water and have a nice "free fall" drop down through the water !and its really nice to watch.They seem like very active newts-they move and swim a lot - I read somewhere that this species was found in underwater-caves on a 70 meters depht !I am sure that they enjoy these new surroundings with nice deep water !Click the image to open in full size.Over and out -Niels



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Old 29th August 2004   #7
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Depth



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Old 30th August 2004   #8
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My waltls are extremely active too. Though they don't have the depth to free fall in like yours they do love to settle slowly back after swimming to the top. Glad to hear that your set up is working nicely for you.



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Old 31st August 2004   #9
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Lower the water level during winter and keep it very cool for a few weeks. Than let it rise again and get back to "normal" temperatures. It will trigger them to mate.

Mine are most of the year in 25-30 cm deep water, during winter it will be only 15 with less light.



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