The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

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

Notices

General Discussion & News from Members Post won't fit elsewhere? Post here! This is also the ideal place for your own news, information on books, amphibians in the media, and off-topic posts.

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12th December 2006   #1
otis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

<font face="arial,helvetica"></font><font color="000000">hey all, i am thinking about getting some fire belly newts, i have some expeience w/ newts. i have a pygmy marbled newt and a california newt. i've kept FBN, but that was when in was in kindergarden Click the image to open in full size.. i have an empty 20 gallon that i would put them in. could i keep african dwarf frogs, shrimp, or fish in with them? one more question; what is the best land/water set up, and if anybody has pics of their tanks that would be really helpful. i'm aiming for a really nice natural set up with moss, bromeilads, ferns, fig, and tons of aquatic plants. like a paludarium, but with more water. would i need a filter? if i had snails? </font>}



  Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2006   #2
ravenous
Member
 
ravenous's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 412
Gallery Images: 21
Comments: 1
Rep: ravenous has given consistently good advice and informationravenous has given consistently good advice and informationravenous has given consistently good advice and informationravenous has given consistently good advice and information
Default

surf the site and forum, all is answered



__________________
This ghastly symphony of malice...
ravenous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2006   #3
cameron
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

Check these out for setups!

http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/setups2.shtml



  Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2006   #4
jennifer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

And while you are at the site Cameron linked, read the FAQ and CFB caresheet. We're all happy to help with specific questions not answered there. Good luck, and thank you for asking questions before getting the newtsClick the image to open in full size.



  Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2006   #5
Mike East
(mike)
Site Contributor
 
mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 68
Posts: 1,630
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: mike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default

i wouldn't keep dwarf frogs with FBN because dwarf frogs like to bite there arms off unless you have a paddle tail that can take care of it's self.



__________________
Not all newts are inebriated
mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2006   #6
jeff
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

I'm having trouble with what you meant with your post Mike, but if you meant to say that it's okay to keep dwarf frogs with paddle tail newts, its not. Not unless you want those dwarf frogs becoming dinner for the paddle tails.



  Reply With Quote
Old 19th December 2006   #7
Mike East
(mike)
Site Contributor
 
mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 68
Posts: 1,630
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: mike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default

I haven't had one problem at all with my dwarf frogs and paddle tails. maybe it's because i have the red belly kind but i don't know? i keep hearing people say that they'll eat them well not mine.



__________________
Not all newts are inebriated
mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2006   #8
jennifer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

If your newts are truly paddletails (Pachytriton), it's only a matter of time, Mike.

Pet shops often mis-label newts, so if you aren't sure what species you have, see:
http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/firebelly.shtml



  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2006   #9
Mike East
(mike)
Site Contributor
 
mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 68
Posts: 1,630
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: mike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.orgmike is a well respected, valued and knowledgeable member of Caudata.org
Default

i'm 100% sure there paddle tails. and i have had them for a couple months now and nothing has happend. the only thing they do is sometimes chase each other but that's it. my dwarf frogs have been fine. but like i said i don't recommend keeping dwarf frogs with regular chinese fire belly newts because the dwarf frogs will bite there legs off.



__________________
Not all newts are inebriated
mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2006   #10
roy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

I still agree with Jennifer, it is only a matter of time. You're paddle tails will become territorial and it will be messy.



  Reply With Quote
Old 30th December 2006   #11
deborah
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default

Don't do it...
Don't mix Paddletails with any other critter...
Trust the people who have warned you... it IS only a matter of time, and it will be TRAGIC.
I speak from experience.



  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
belly, fire, newts


(View-All Members who have read this thread : 6 (Set)

agent10247, AmbhiMan, Chinadog, EmbryH, evut, spiny tails
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
Fire Belly Newts and Red Spotted Newts Quack Newt and Salamander Help 2 21st July 2009 03:40
fire belly newts demetrius Introductions Area 2 20th June 2008 04:43
Fire belly newts (chinese) chris Newt and Salamander Help 15 6th September 2006 05:19
Fire Belly Newts rheann Newt and Salamander Help 5 18th January 2006 19:55
Fire belly toads with fire belly newts subie Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) 1 16th May 2002 04:38


All times are GMT. The time now is 14:51.