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Warty Newts (Paramesotriton & Laotriton) & Paddletail Newts (Pachytriton Often sold incorrectly as Japanese fire-bellied newts, these territorial newts are distinct from other genera and very interesting in their own right.

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Old 21st May 2018   #1
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Default How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

Hello folks,
may i ask, how to Reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?
i have kept a trio of Paramesotriton chinensis in the past and they were brutal.
the dominant one will seek out the others bite and kill them one by one. the tank was 2ftx1.5ftx1ft LxBxH with lots of driftwood and plastic plants but. they didn't help much

i am looking at Paramesotriton hongkongensis this time,
are they more docile than Paramesotriton chinensis?

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Old 24th May 2018   #2
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Is there aggression in general or just during feeding? I had two P. hongkongensis that would bite each other when food was introduced which led to one losing an arm. (he grew it back and was fine in the end thanks to a good exotics vet I knew) I started separating them into small temporary containers for feeding from then on. After eating I let them hang out in there for between 30 minutes to an hour to get out of frenzy mode then reintroduce them back into their full enclosure together. No problems ever since.



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Default Re: How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

Hi Chris
thanks for advice,
may i know how big is your P. hongkongensis tank?
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Is there aggression in general or just during feeding? I had two P. hongkongensis that would bite each other when food was introduced which led to one losing an arm. (he grew it back and was fine in the end thanks to a good exotics vet I knew) I started separating them into small temporary containers for feeding from then on. After eating I let them hang out in there for between 30 minutes to an hour to get out of frenzy mode then reintroduce them back into their full enclosure together. No problems ever since.



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Default Re: How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

It was a 20 gallon long.
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Default Re: How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

Hi Chris,
Very beautiful tank
May i ask, is it possible to keep 1 pair or 1 male 2 females, Paramesotriton hongkongensis in a 10 gallon tank? sorry i asked this because my fridge can only fit in a 10 gallon tank dimension.
2 footer tanks (15gal) are too long can't fit into my fridge.
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I only ever had two males. They were kept together in a 10 gallon for about a year before upgrading them to the 20 gallon you see. As long as I separated them for feeding they seemed fine. That being said it's usually better to provide animals with more space if possible. I have never bred them myself, so I can't answer with total confidence regarding the refrigerator.



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Default Re: How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

hi Chris
thanks for your kind advice
Does anyone knows and have experience on the least aggressive species of Paramesotriton?
i read that Paramesotriton caudopunctatus and hongkongensis maybe less aggressive
the most aggressive are Paramesotriton deloustali and chinensis
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hello folks
just a FYI
http://www.ngensis.com/HKN/HKN.htm
it seems like Paramesotriton hongkongensis are also aggressive.
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Like I mentioned above mine were P. hongkongensis. They were pretty aggressive at times.



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Default Re: How to reduce aggression of Paramesotriton species?

Hi folks
just sharing this video of Paramesotriton hongkongensis.
they seems to be peaceful living in groups. but of course this is a pretty large tank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDZgTwM1H7o
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