Curious About Lungless Salamanders

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I've recently gotten back into the newt/salamander hobby with the introduction of some Triturus marmoratus to my collection. They are going well so far, and I'm hoping to get into something new and different. I have a spare 36 gallon bowfront aquarium that can act as either an aquarium, paludarium, or terrarium depending on what I end up getting to stock it. Back to the point, I've always been fascinated by Plethodontids, though my geographic region doesn't yield any for my own personal collection nor have I ever seen CB individuals for sale. To anyone who does have experience I'm curious: Do you recommend these animals for an intermediate keeper such as myself, and if so is it possible to find them captive bred? I'm interested in learning what species are good for newbies to Plethodontids, what species might work for the housing I mentioned, and troubleshooting for their care.

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The only Plethodontids I've kept have been red backed salamanders. They seem easy enough. I did not breed them.
Few people breed Plethodontids. However, there is an individual who was advertising several species a while back, who you might contact.
Here's a link to the website:
 

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I've recently gotten back into the newt/salamander hobby with the introduction of some Triturus marmoratus to my collection. They are going well so far, and I'm hoping to get into something new and different. I have a spare 36 gallon bowfront aquarium that can act as either an aquarium, paludarium, or terrarium depending on what I end up getting to stock it. Back to the point, I've always been fascinated by Plethodontids, though my geographic region doesn't yield any for my own personal collection nor have I ever seen CB individuals for sale. To anyone who does have experience I'm curious: Do you recommend these animals for an intermediate keeper such as myself, and if so is it possible to find them captive bred? I'm interested in learning what species are good for newbies to Plethodontids, what species might work for the housing I mentioned, and troubleshooting for their care.

Thank you!
I havent been on here in a long time, but I run Indoor Ecosystems. A 36 gallon tank would make a nice display for something like Eurycea lucifuga, that is colorful, active, and would use the vertical space that tank provides. I do breed them and usually have them available.
 
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