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Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles) Now comprising at least 3 species, this genus of newts includes the largest "newt" in the world, Pleurodeles waltl.



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Old 16th August 2019   #1
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Default Ribbed newts bit off other newts tail

So I have six ribbed newts. One of my leucistic newts appeared to have gotten his tail bit off by another newt. I do not know the exact time but I assume it was a few days ago. Some of the tail bone is exposed, but otherwise there is no bleeding and there's no exposed meat.
He is having trouble swimming in my tank, so I am going to put him in a shallow bucket with some epsom salt until it gets better. When should I expect his tail to heal? I assume it will take a few months. Should I also give him dusted earthworms for the extra calcium he'll need?

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