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Fire-Belly & Sword-Tail Newts (Cynops & Hypselotriton) Perhaps the most famous and frequently bred newts in captivity, the fire-bellied newts and sword-tail newts are well known throughout the world as being excellent, gregarious captives.

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Old 20th November 2018   #1
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Can anyone suggest a tank design for fire belly efts?



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Old 21st November 2018   #2
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Get java moss....and lots of it.

I have some fish tanks with this stuff. And in 10 gallon tank I put down large clumps of it and kept it damp. Doesn’t have to be soaking wet. On top of that I placed leaves, rocks, and bark. Worked for me.



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Old 17th October 2019   #3
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I like to leave them in water, place java moss in a plastic container with about 2 inches of water. Force them to stay aquatic,doing now with 5 newts that just morphed and i did it with the parents. I offered mom and dad no land and never have. i had mom and dad shipped to me when they were eggs.



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Default Re: Enclosure for eft fire belly newts

I got 4 right now that just don't like water whatsoever. They are still young so maybe I can get them to start going aquatic, but on the bright side it's easier to feed them live food on land. Just leaving isopod/springtail culture with them to hunt and forage.

I had them aquatic for a little bit but any kind of food in the water they simply couldn't catch or didn't want.



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