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View Poll Results: Aquatic or terrestrial? Whats your preference?

Entirely aquatic 36 26.87%
Mostly aquatic 54 40.30%
Terrestrial 39 29.10%
Entirely terrestrial 5 3.73%
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Old 28th August 2009   #1
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Ok, I was just wondering, do you like aquatic or terrestrial species more?



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Old 28th August 2009   #2
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My vote went to "Terrestrial". I think many aquatic species are very beautiful, but I prefer the look of a well put together woodland habitat. Plus, in my opinion, terrestrial tanks are easier to maintain cleanliness. Nice topic, I wonder what the end result (average community vote) will be!

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I have to say mostly aquatic here. Aquatic species are far more visible and easier to feed than most terrestrial species. As far as maintence, once an aquatic tank is properly setup it takes very minimal effort to keep it that way. I'll give design possibilties to the terrestrial side but there are still some nice planting options for aquatics if your willing to put forth the effort.



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It doesnt bother me which I choose, its all about the species I want to own/breed and what their requirments need to be. I do prefer Mostly aquatic setups because of the display options and generally my newts are often more social when people come up to the glass , but when on land they are skidish.



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I said mostly aquatic, because I have aquariums in the blood. Plus it is easier to see my newts. Currently I have 2 species in the terrestrial phase and I love them but I am keeping them in sterilite containers, with window screen so they aren't always visible. When I open up the enclosures my T marms just sit and stare at me waiting for dinner to descend. My c ensicauda were skittish at first but having them for about 6 months they usually come running out for dinner as well. They only disappear if I decide to mist which is only once every 2 weeks or so.

But I have about 40 larvae about to emerge from the water and go terrestrial in the next six weeks or so. I am excited about that because the daily water changes of 4 different bins is becoming a little tedious. Worth it but I need a break, and the terrestrial form will require less hands on time.



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Old 28th August 2009   #6
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Default Re: Aquatic or terrestrial?

I chose terrestrial. I don't know why I just like terrestrial species more.



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I love aquatic setups. They are my favorite. Aquatic newts are by far my favorite caudates to keep. I also keep some terrestrial species though.



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Isn't there already a poll similar to this one? In any case I prefer terrestrial species I suppose.
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Default Re: Aquatic or terrestrial?

I chose terrestrial. Sure, some of the salamanders aren't too friendly, but eventually you can teach them stuff. Just after a bit, my juvenile Ambystoma Opacum started recogonizing my hand as a sign of food coming (No, he doesn't think my finger if food, he walks up to it and looks around for food). Terrestrial tanks are pretty fun to make too.



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I thought mostly aquatic or entirely aquatic would have the most votes because there are a ton of axolotl keepers and aquatic newt keepers.



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There was another poll very similar to this one, but I'm too lazy to dig out the link. Nothing wrong with another poll I suppose.



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Default Re: Aquatic or terrestrial?

Mostly aquatic. I like aquatic species cause because of observations (they are more active) and aquatic plants, but i like to see newts leaving water time by time, but also woodland tanks look lovely for me.
Partly-water, partly-terrestial living is a thing for which i love Desmognathus (instead of their beauty) - salamanders hunting in water and out of it must be lovely!



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I like both groups, but aquatics are certainly more fun to keep due to their greater visibility and activity.



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There was another poll very similar to this one, but I'm too lazy to dig out the link. Nothing wrong with another poll I suppose.
And here I thought I had a horrible case of deja vu...


I like them all. I like the different challenges of keeping all types of caudates.



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Default Re: Aquatic or terrestrial?

i like partially aquatic. i like watching animals move around between water and land.

what the heck, this OP stole my name!



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Aquatic, hands down.



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Guess it's not just Molch scrolling through old threads!



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Terrestrial, but my gf would choose aquatic. That's why we have both.

I love the larger species, so that's why I'm going for terrestrial. D. tenebrosus is my favourite.



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Aquatic - I have 2 fish tanks and 2 newt tanks, and yes, I spend a lot of my weekends prepping/carrying buckets of water around, but I find watching swimming/floating creatures very soothing (as do my cats)-



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I generally keep aquatic species more, and find them lower maintenance



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