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Old 16th October 2018   #1
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Looking at starting my first vivirium. Any advice???



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What species of fire belly newts are going in it?



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Old 17th October 2018   #3
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Chinese preferably. I have a 24"x24" tank i set up hqlf water half land. Loaded down with plants. I have yrs of fosh keeping experience but wanna try newts. Heres pic of setup i have. If u see any changes i need or another newt that would be better im open to advice
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Default Quick fan lid tip

Hi,

That set up is fantastic. Your newt/salamanders will be happy. Food for thought

1. Get a solid lid. They will only climb glass to get out of the tank as you sleep.

2. Get a small fan to keep them cool. You will be surprised how cold they really want it. A fan is $10 versus a $300+ aquarium chiller.
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Default Re: Fire belly newts

Thank u. Glad u like it. Ive wanted to do half and half tank for years.
I will get a fan. Thanks for the advice. And the tank isnt rimless. Will i still need a top??? Theyd have to walk upside down to get out. If i need a lid ill put one on there.
I put some small cold water fish in there. Gonna let the fish grow a little b4 i add newts



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Newts can crawl on the under side of the aquarium to get out so I would definitely get a lid. They also will not get along well with fish. I would remove them before you put the newts. This is because they will stress the newts, might be stressed themselves by the newts and their toxins, and could directly or indirectly(think parasites and diseases) harm the newts. Also most ideal newt environments in the wild have no fish. More information is available here if you have not already read it.( https://www.caudata.org/cc/faq/FAQhou.shtml ) With that said, you have a very beautiful aquarium! I hope you can find some residents soon.



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Ok. Thank you. Im gonna add a lid and fan this weekend. Ill rehome my fish as well. Got plenty of tanks for them to go in. Thanks for all the advice and compliments on the tank. Hopefully i find some newts soon. They are alot harder to find now.



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