Fire Salamanders (Salamandra)

The first salamanders described, this diverse genus of species and subspecies can be found throughout Europe and the Near-East. They are the animals that first come to mind when most people hear the word "salamander".
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  • Adam the axie:
    there arent that many where i live though
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  • axolotl nerd:
    saddd
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  • Nemo:
    How long will it take for waterdog to morph?
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  • ArpTheAxolotl:
    Hello guys! I posted a new thread and I need help determining two axolotls gwbder
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  • ArpTheAxolotl:
    gender*
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  • Kennakat123:
    Help!! My nitrates won’t go up! They are at 0ppm and so is my ammonia and nitrites. Can I put my axolotl in the tank without the nitrates or does the axolotl need them? If not how do I get my nitrates up?
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  • Kennakat123:
    Help!! I am cycling my tank for an axolotl, but nothing is moving up or down. These are my levels
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  • Kennakat123:
    Ammonia 0ppm
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  • Kennakat123:
    Nitrite 0ppm. Nitrate 0ppm Do axolotls need nitrates?
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  • madcaplaughs:
    Are you cycling?
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  • madcaplaughs:
    0ppm nitrates would indicate your tank isn't cycled and therefore it isn't safe to add in the axolotl.
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  • madcaplaughs:
    You should be dosing the tank with ammonia to cycle it, which would then be converted into nitrite and then nitrate.
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  • blackxreptiles:
    there a salamander farm in the US?
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  • Adam the axie:
    i dont think so
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  • Adam the axie:
    there are breeders though
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  • axolotl nerd:
    soon to include myself!! hoping for eggs this summer :)
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  • axolotl nerd:
    nvm my male has fungus and i’m paranoid he’s gonna die so maybe no eggs ;(
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  • Chak:
    @axolotl nerd do you know how to treat fungus correctly? You don't wanna wait. No pressure, but my cousin's axolotl had a tiny bit of fungus on the tail and a day later it took over the whole body and it died.
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  • blackxreptiles:
    does any one know where i can find simple cage setup for fire salamanders on here. I know some like to give it a realistic setup but I always believe in simple setup and care in the right as long as animal is happy.
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  • Adam the axie:
    you can probably make your own out of a big enough plastic bin
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  • blackxreptiles:
    well i have a 20 gallon tank. but do most use paper towels and a plastic hiding spot and replace paper towels weekly?
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  • axolotl nerd:
    @Chak, yeah he’s being treated rn. he has a tiny bit on his gills and i caught it early
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  • Chak:
    @axolotl nerd, that's good!
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    Chak: @axolotl nerd, that's good! +1
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