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Mole Salamanders but not tigers or axolotls (Ambystomatids) These large-mouthed, burrowing salamanders are indigenous to Central and North America.



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Old 17th September 2015   #1
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I am setting up a very elaborate terrestrial tank for my mole salamanders. I also want to set up a breeding tank. The terrestrial tank will be 220 gallons 6ft long, 2 feet wide, 3o inches high. I have another matching tank. I'd like to give them access to. I will cut glass and make it safe. But what I want to know is.... is this too deep? It's 30 inches deep. Will they breed in such a deep tank? In reality, it will be 24 inches by the time I'm done with subrate and it will be very very very heavily planted.

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Sounds like a very daring and ambitious project, but I'm sure the tank will be beautiful when its finished!

However, because of how deep the tank is, you might not see the salamanders very often, since they are mole salamanders, and in a huge tank. As for breeding, you have to be a bit more specific on the species you are trying to breed. Mole salamanders are a whole family! Many of them use vernal pools to breed, not underground like many Plethodontids.

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