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Old 13th December 2009   #1
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Hey everyone, i'm new here and i only own one newt. But i hope to one day breed some. The newt i have is a T. Shanjing (or emperor newt). I have a big problem though... But first i will tell you the whole story.

So i went to a reptile expo to get a tiger salamander. I saw one and went to get the supplies for it. When i had come back, it was gone. But there was an emperor newt in the same tank. I asked the owner if the it had the same care as the pet i was looking for, They said "yes". The problem with my newt is that I assume it is an export from china, but they didn't tell me that. So but anyways the big problem is that i can't get it to eat and it has been 2 months. So please help. Oh, and my newt's name is cinnamon and is a girl.



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Old 13th December 2009   #2
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Hello, BananaCupcake,

and Welcome.

I wont be able to help you much, since I haven't had this species, but some of my friends have, with some success.
But, for people more aware of this species, when you say : "I can't get it to eat", what does it mean ?
- what food do you propose ?
- are you sure it has been eating nothing at all since you got it ?
- or doesn't it want to eat in your presence ?
Depending on your setup, non eaten live food could stay available in the setup until it finds it.

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Old 13th December 2009   #3
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Welcome to the forum!
Sadly, WC specimens of this species usually adapt very badly. Having been housed with a tiger salamander canīt possibly help.
They require different housing conditions, i donīt know who you bought it from but he was lying.
Take a look at this caresheet, iīm sure itīll help:
Caudata Culture Species Entry - Tylototriton shanjing

As for eating, earthworms are perfect and usually get a good feeding response. Waxworms are brilliant for picky eaters, but you canīt abuse them.



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Old 13th December 2009   #4
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Is your tank moist enough for it? Maybe you can show us a pic of your tank.



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Old 14th December 2009   #5
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When I say "I can't get it to eat", i mean it just won't eat.
I have tried to feed it, Earthworms, Small Crickets, Large Crickets, Big and Small Mealworms
I don't know if it has eaten befor I got it



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Welcome! From what I know, I believe Emperor newts need totally different if not the complete opposite care requirements of tiger salamanders. It definetely won't survive in a tiger salamander set-up.



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Welcome! From what I know, I believe Emperor newts need totally different if not the complete opposite care requirements of tiger salamanders. It definetely won't survive in a tiger salamander set-up.
I'm not sure what you mean by opposite care requirements. Most of the basics are the same between tiger sals and T. shanjing. They both need a terrestrial setup, which could be very similar for both species.

I would suggest trying live waxworms. Leave some in the tank during the night.



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Is your tank moist enough for it?
How do you keep your Tylo's Otterwoman? Shanjing shouldn't kept moist, in this time of year



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