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Hi all, just a quick question. With Chinese fire bellied newts do you count the age of them once they have metamorphosed or do you start counting their age once larvae?

Do many of you raise yours aquatic?

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I would count from the year they are born as eggs. You would write it down as CB 2014 for newts bred and raised this year.
I raised Japanese fire bellies last year in a semi aquatic set up and this year I'm raising them terrestrially with damp paper towel substrate and a ball of moss to hide in. I can't say if there's much difference either way at the moment, but the ones kept in the semi aquatic tank were fully aquatic out of choice by the time they were about eight or nine months old.
 

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I would count from the year they are born as eggs. You would write it down as CB 2014 for newts bred and raised this year.
I raised Japanese fire bellies last year in a semi aquatic set up and this year I'm raising them terrestrially with damp paper towel substrate and a ball of moss to hide in. I can't say if there's much difference either way at the moment, but the ones kept in the semi aquatic tank were fully aquatic out of choice by the time they were about eight or nine months old.
Oh awesome thats great to hear, thanks for replying Chinadog :happy:
 
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