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Kingoom Cynops

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Hello guys .. this is my tank of Cynops. is it ok? .. What I could put in more
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

I would add more live plants, given the choice pyrrhos like to hang out in dense vegetation, especially the females, it's somewhere they can go to escape from the male's constant courting behaviour at this time of year.
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

The land area seems like a waste to me tbh. All the Cynops/Hypselotriton newts I have any knowledge about are basically fully aquatic. Under the right conditions they should be fully aquatic and should hardly ever if ever leave the water at all.
Do you know what specie you have?
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

I agree that it is possible to keep many Cynops species aquatic whole year around but some like to have a rest on land from time to time. cyanurus and orientalis are the "most aquatic": adults and metamorphed juvies do fine in densely planted aquaria, but fudingensis and orphicus like to go on land regularly (I have experience only with Chinese species).
But I could imagine all species of Cynops have a terrestrial phase in their habitat, most probably during hibernation in winter.
But this is a guess, I do not know ecological publications about Cynops.
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

It is o.k. I would be afraid the land area will become saturated and anaerobic. For most of my totally aquatic newts I put a cork bark float in or a couple small pieces of cork bark stacked.
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

The terrestrial part is a waste of volume...and i also think it's a matter of time before that depth of substrate starts being a problem. Furthermore, it is complete useless as it appears in the picture as it is way too dry to be used by the newts at all. It's just taking up space.
The newts would be perfectly fine with a piece of cork bark, which they are unlikely to use for any significant length of time.
I would also say the tank needs a lot more plants...A LOT, and variety is always a good idea. Anubias grow so slowly that they are very inefficient.
Is it just me or are there two different species of newt in there?
 

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Re: Kingodm Cynops

The terrestrial part is a waste of volume...and i also think it's a matter of time before that depth of substrate starts being a problem. Furthermore, it is complete useless as it appears in the picture as it is way too dry to be used by the newts at all. It's just taking up space.
The newts would be perfectly fine with a piece of cork bark, which they are unlikely to use for any significant length of time.
I would also say the tank needs a lot more plants...A LOT, and variety is always a good idea. Anubias grow so slowly that they are very inefficient.
Is it just me or are there two different species of newt in there?

I think I can see both C.pyrrhogaster and H.orientalis in there?

Stuart
 

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could you give me a link with a guide to the exact construction of an aquarium for salamanders with the exact part emerged.
are three ensicauda ensicauda
 

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from my knowledge an experience, land should be minimal in cynops enclosures. the ones i keep have only floating plants, but no solid land structure. they are thriving and rarely even venture close to the top preferring to climb in the jungle of submerged plastic plants.
 

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Hi guys, I followed your advice and changed the structure of the tank. look at the picture, what do you think?
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