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.
Ok I’m new so I have a pink Axolotl and it’s a baby like two three max inches and it eats from the top and it has now been floating a while now should I be worried ?? The other one is at the bottom of the tank and the tail isint hoocked or the gills aren’t curved flowerd they seem relaxed
Hi I recently rescued a lotl (i did weeks of research before rescuing) Hes mabey 5 or 6 years of age..the previous owner could not remember the exact age of him. I got him from her as he was or had been picked on by his tank mate another lotl who was bough with him from every younger age, I noticed one of his gills, a middle one at the end had split in two? And is slightly more floppy? He also appears or mabey I'm just over worried to mabey have lost some feathers, is that normal to lose some?...all levels in the tank are fine, but wondered if theres and advice anyone could give me as an experienced owner to a new one.
@Lanalotl Sounds like the gills may have been nipped by the tank mate. If he is in his own tank and the parameters etc are all good, then he should grow them back and they should go back to full health and strength. However, depending on how old the injury is they may not fully grow back if they have been constantly nipped at.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening? We just did a water change and after freaking out and whipping around the tank, an hour later they look like this. It won't let me send a pic. The edges of their gills are white and it looks like they have skin shedding off
It sounds like something went wrong with the water change, so this could be very dangerous. Did you use a dechlorinator? Could it be there are traces of chlorine or soap in the water? (Or for example, in the bucket you used?)
Normally, I would recommend taking them out of the tank asap and putting them in a tub with fresh water, but if there's something wrong with your tap water or dechlorinator, that might not help either. Do you have acces to bottled water or rain water?
I think my axie is dying, he’s never had any issues before, I’ve had him 3 years, today I noticed some fluffy looking stuff coming from his genital area so I took him out of his tank and did a full tank clean to make sure the water wasn’t infected as I thought it was fungus and then I noticed he had a cut on his belly which was only small about 5 hours ago and now it’s spread to all of his belly, what do I do I’m freaking out
Hi I have 2 4in juveniles (I’ve had them about 2 weeks and they are doing well I think they’ve grown a little already honestly) but I am supposed to go on a 5-6 day vacation in October about 3-4 months from now. I am wondering how I should go about their care when I am gone. I thought about putting them in separate (fairly big) containers with live plants and/or bubblers with a fan in the dark and either fridging them (my last plan) but I am hoping to to either have someone I trust come feed them and turkey baste waste out or just leave them out and clean the containers before we leave and have someone come check on them once or twice. Does any of this sound like a good or bad idea? I want the best for them. All help appreciated
Hi, so I have 2 male axolotls and about an hour ago they were both perfectly fine and now only one of them has his tail curling up and his gills are slightly curled?? But other than that they’re both acting normally
Does anyone have any idea how to help with high ammonia levels? I have the API freshwater master kit and everything else’s test results were great besides ammonia. I did a 50% water change and I use API products including ammonia lock.