Need help trying to identify this little guy

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So me and my partner were at petco and bought an axolotl and this salamander or newt that petco claims is also an axolotl and was wondering if anyone could identify him. The picture I attached isn't the best but I had a hard time getting him to stay still no to mention the new tank was a little cloudy from our filter being moved around.
 

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Might be a larval tiger salamander? Can't really tell from the pic but once it morphs it will need a terristrial setup


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Might be a larval tiger salamander? Can't really tell from the pic but once it morphs it will need a terristrial setup


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Yeah sorry my phone was giving me issues taking the pictures through the glass. So another question is I have him in with my axolotls, which I assumed would be ok as they were housed together at the pet store..... Should he be moved into a different aquarium separate from the axolotls?
 

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He is a tiger salamander that has already morphed or is close to it. He should definitely be moved. Here is a helpful article: Caudata Culture Species Entry - Tiger salamander
I think we decided we are gonna take him back to petco unfortunately...... We do not have the resources or space for another tank setup just right this moment. I hate the idea of him going back to the pet store, but I also want him to have the opportunity to go to a good home.
 

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Make sure those jackasses don't put him back in water. Tell them to set him up like thy keep Pacman frogs
 
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