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Old 29th June 2007   #1
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one of my red bellied fire newts skin seems to be flaking off ?? why is this are they ment to do this?
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Shedding is normal, but flaky shedding is not. Newts from pet shops often go through horrendous conditions to get to you from China. A large fraction of them get sick, either before or after you buy them. Flaky shedding is a symptom of "not doing well", but there is no specific illness that you can pin it on, so I can't really tell you what to do. Keep the tank temperature down, that's the only "first aid" I can think of.

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