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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 December 2009   #1
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Default Setup for Pachytriton labiatus

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Could a pair of Pachytriton labiatus live well in a totally aquatic setup without natural plants and any movement in the water? Because the setup is in a place without any plug, and becouse of this I canīt put filters, bombs or water oxygenators.
If it is not possible, I am going to give the newts to another person.
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Old 22nd December 2009   #2
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Default Re: Setup for Pachytriton labiatus

This species is very hardy, and so with water changes it would probably survive in such a setup. However, I don't think they would thrive in it, as they are stream-dwelling animals that prefer some water movement, cool temperatures and high oxygen content in the water. If someone else could provide them with a more suitable setup, I think it would be the right thing to do to give the newts away. You could try something hardy and pond-dwelling in your tank instead, such as Tylototriton verrucosus or Pleurodeles waltl instead.

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where are the other posts of this topic? I'm sure there were more



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Default Re: Setup for Pachytriton labiatus

I had to put some of my labiatus in a simple bare setup (execpt for a hide for each one) for a few weeks while I built there new tank and I can say that I saw a very noticeable difference in their health, in a bad way. They were very lethargic, lost appetite, even their color lightened up, and they were just got sickly looking. Within 3 days of putting them back into their new stream setup though they were acting normal and back to looking like their former selves.



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