Around here, tiger habitat is grass on dirt on a deep bed of gravel on top of sandstone. Any moss is green in April and crispy the rest of the year. Drive a half hour out of town, and the main difference to the habitat is that grass is supplemented by sagebrush and cactus, gravel is sometimes replaced by sand, and soil may have significant amounts of bentonite clay. Most tigers just don't live in green mossy environments, but dry savana, prairie, and even semi-desert. Certainly a good medium to burrow in is required, but almost anything described as "dirt" will do. The fact so many tiger species and populations are neotenic or spend the summer feeding in water, is likely because the habitat outside of the water is only salamander-suitable under ground.
Sorry I haven't updated in a while but here it goes. And these are all the animals I have.
Kweichow tank-40 gallon 50/50 setup
Tiger tank-20 gallon with deep dirt
My barred girl who I believe is in breeding condition but I could be wrong.
Neotenic Gracile Tank-10 gallon
Marbled Salamander Tank-10 gallon
Axolotl aquarium-40 gallon without dividers
This winter I am planning to do a lot of remodeling with the Yangi tank while they are in their terrestrial tank. My plan is to really gut and clean it for the first time. Maybe change the design a little with new sand and more plants on the land. I also have some big trades planned for late september and will be getting the following hopefully:
Sorry but I just had to throw my two cents worth in.
In my opinion that is not deep dirt. That looks like three to four inches of dirt to me. In my opinion tigers should have TONS of digging room, 5 inches at least, maybe even a foot or so. Also what is the Oregon newt? T. Granulosa? Also I think that the neotone A. Gricile should have more hides personally. Just my opinions.
Wow, this is way late but....I was not talking about cynops. Fire bellied toads were what I was talking about. And the stream terrarium went horribly. I used aquarium safe foam and got everything set and the tank looked great. But after a week, the foam began to collapse. One day I came home from school and the "beautiful" tank was a horrifying pool of foam chunks, moss, dirt, and rocks. All the animals were fine, just greatly annoyed.
I believe the fridge gets to about 54°, so if you can replicate that in the tank, it might be okay. I personally would fridge just to make catching them easier, and if the infection is something in the water column at all, it will hopefully die out while they're AWOL (I'm thinking like ich for fish, not sure if axies have an equivalent)
My three inch axolotl was having trouble pooping up to a few days ago. I wasn't feeding her as often because I was scared I would just add to her constipation. I fridged her until she pooped (twice), and then began to feed her around 6 bloodworms every other day. she's been pooping everyday now, but she's at that age where you can see through her stomach and I always see poop ready to come out but has not yet passed. I don't think she's constipated anymore, but I'm not sure and i don't want to over or underfeed her... any advice?
Hi guys. Quick question. I have newly morphed eastern newt efts. They lost their gills but they still prefer the water. I have coconut fiber, moss, hidey holes and some food in the temporary habitat for them (waiting for the other newts to morph as well). But they still run back to the water. Is it the wrong substrate? Do they prefer something other than coconut fiber? I've been doing everything else properly (According to my research) but just wondering why they haven't ventured up. Have any ideas?
I spray mist the place every day. And I do still feed him. One of them has finally come out. But now I have another problem. They don't look like eastern newts! I am posting pictures on a thread I've started. If you can, take a look for me and see.
Hi guys. Can someone please tell me the sex of my axolotl. I thought I knew for the past four years but a breeder told me I was wrong. PayPal: Your security code is: 138208. It expires in 10 minutes. Don't share this code with anyone.