The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store


Newt and Salamander Help Got a problem? Ill newt? Basic questions? Ask about them here.



Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 5th March 2009   #1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 63
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Lee31 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Sickly marbled juveniles

I have acquired 10 or so pygmy marbled newts (last years babies approx. 9months old) i have had them 2 weeks and they were kept on damp/wet kitchen towel in a large sealed plastic tub with live bloodworms and some bark to hide under.

I have now found that 6 of them are really pushing on with growth and 2 have died from what looks like there back legs and feet turning into red swollen lumps, followed by the newts not eating and just dying, almost as if the legs have gone all fungal or too soggy????

please tell me am i keeping them too wet, im doing the same as what they were in, but admit my tissue base is wetter than what they were on, but i also dont want them to dry out???

I dont want to lose them all, or is it survival of the fittest and out of 10 of varying sizes, im destined to lose say 40% of them???


Lee31 is offline   Reply With Quote

juveniles, marbled, sickly

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready soon, alpine and marbled newt juveniles morg FS: United Kingdom (just UK) 5 7th September 2009 12:49
T. granulosa acting sickly coendeurloo North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) 2 25th December 2007 14:54
Small/Sickly looking baby kiwitwist Sick Axolotl? 3 19th June 2007 00:51
Gulping ,sickly granulosa gord North American Newts (Notophthalmus & Taricha) 4 26th September 2006 11:31

All times are GMT. The time now is 19:07.