Caudata.org: Newts and Salamanders Portal

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Did you know that registered users see fewer ads? Register today!

Fire Salamander larvae in the water right now

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,078
Reaction score
261
Location
USA
Here are the Salamandra larvae I've currently got in the water.

full


There are the following types:
  • Salamandra s. salamandra "Beschkovi"
  • S. s. gallaica "Serra de Grandola"
  • S. s. gallaica "Coimbra"
  • S. s. gallaica "Serra de Arrábida"
  • S. s. terrestris "Solling Hills" high yellow x red
Most of the "Serra de Arrábida" have metamorphosed and the others are in various stages of development.

I'm hoping for more larvae and still holding out hope for some gigliolii.
 

xxianxx

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2011
Messages
2,698
Reaction score
106
Location
South Wales, Gwent
Hi john, i have some baby S.s.terestris, how long do they take to morph ? I cant find any reliable info, thanks.
 

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,078
Reaction score
261
Location
USA
Hi john, i have some baby S.s.terestris, how long do they take to morph ? I cant find any reliable info, thanks.
Depends on a lot of factors. Anywhere from 2 months to 7. Best indicator is size - if you're doing it right then they should metamorphose after hitting a minimum of 5 cm, preferably 6-7 cm.
 

xxianxx

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2011
Messages
2,698
Reaction score
106
Location
South Wales, Gwent
Thanks for the fast response , much appreciated. One of my females dropped fifteen babies and i have never raised this species before.
 

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,078
Reaction score
261
Location
USA
Thanks for the fast response , much appreciated. One of my females dropped fifteen babies and i have never raised this species before.
Keep them below 20 °C (I would try to keep them 12-16 °C), lots of space/low numbers per container, and if you have access to blackworms, use those.
 

xxianxx

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2011
Messages
2,698
Reaction score
106
Location
South Wales, Gwent
Have them in my shed so its nice and cool, aged planted tanks with plenty of live food, black worm, daphnia, hog lice, gammarus, i add a few white worm aswell, they are filling out nicely. Thanks for the help.
 

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,078
Reaction score
261
Location
USA
While variety is nice, I'm a big believer in just using blackworms and keeping everything simple. I haven't lost a larva since early 2018.
 

xxianxx

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2011
Messages
2,698
Reaction score
106
Location
South Wales, Gwent
They are not readily available in the uk, i have to culture my own, so supply is limited and gets spread around several species. Its a good food.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Jokerjay:
    My son and I have been looking for a water dog/tiger salamander for quite some time now with no luck has anybody know how or where to find any
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jokerjay:
    @axolotl nerd, where can I find waterdogs or tiger salamanders my son has wanted one for a long time and I've been searching high and low with no luck
    +1
    Unlike
  • xxianxx:
    @Jokerjay, its a good idea to tell people where you are from. This is an international group. I have eastern tigers, im in the uk.
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    @Jokerjay, as in water dogs do you mean axolotls? i suggest very heavy research and a fully cycled tank before even considering purchasing one
    +1
    Unlike
  • bearbear_13:
    Axolotls are amazing until they get sick and then they’re a pain in the backside to treat - I recently lost two axolotls due to unknown causes
    +1
    Unlike
  • KonaGoldAquatics:
    Anyone from the us? Looking for at least one or two axolotls for me and my son to have our own at-home project together.
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    i highly recommend “buyanaxolotl.com”- ive purchased from them and received a beautiful animal for relatively cheap, in great condition, and excellent shipping precautions. the breeders are a couple living in georgia (i believe, don’t quite remember) and they’re fantastic. sometimes their website contact page doesn’t work, so i’d probably try just emailing them. good luck and happy hunting!
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    do those aquarium fans work well for axolotls
    +1
    Unlike
  • Sheryl Fraser:
    My little guy got stuck in the filter yesterday. His back leg is red. Will this heal
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Z-One has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • KonaGoldAquatics:
    Any recommendations on a water chiller for a 10gallon but will work for a 20gal when I decide to upgrade?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Tinc Tank:
    Anybody working with and breeding Salamandra salamandra salamandra?
    +2
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    heh
    +1
    Unlike
  • Alexmcc:
    Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
    +1
    Unlike
  • ytz13513:
    Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.
    +1
    Unlike
  • EvankingM:
    New here. hope this is the right place to post my question. I had 27 axolotyls aged 2-3 months old. main food has been finely chopped up bloodworms. no problems. I decided to introduce earthworms from my earthworm compost bin for variety. I finely chopped up 4 small earthworms and fed them to the babies. Within an hour 20 of the babies were dead. The remaining 7 (the smaller babies) survived and are now fine on bloodworms. Any ideas why the chopped up earthworms killed many of the babies?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Lyv3wyr3 has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    oh wow this place got a makeover
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Yeah baby!
    CalculatingEducatedKingfisher-size_restricted.gif
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    John has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    John has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Bellabelloo:
    Looks really good. 😊
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    i agree
    +1
    Unlike
  • BrodieBAxolotls:
    love the new look
    +1
    Unlike
  • noahc808:
    does anyone know if fairy shrimp are good to use with axolotls?
    +1
    Unlike
    noahc808: does anyone know if fairy shrimp are good to use with axolotls? +1
    Top