Nelson, the spotless paddletail..

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I've been eye ballin this paddle tail for a while and asked the pet store stocker about the source and he didn't remember so I grabbed him up...His name is Nelson, I've had him since saturday and he's ate twice...:D Ive managed to get a few good pictures of him.....My final tank decorations are in place besides a few bulbs I dropped in there yesterday..Heres Nelson..He's fat..
 

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A number of tropical fish importers across the continent are providing wild-caught Hypselotriton orientalis, Paramesotriton chinensis, and Pachytriton granulosus from Zhejiang and Anhui, probably shipped out of Shanghai. Ultimately, they're probably all from only a couple sources and a very limited geographic area.
 

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Thanks for uploading nice photos. Your animal has an interesting tank.
Hey FrogEyes, may i ask how have you tell this animal apart from P. labiatus?
 

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More of Nelson getting settled in...
 

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I think number 4 is my favorite shot! Nelson looks like one very happy newt, Derek! :D
 

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He's starting to hang out with the skull, lulz....Do you think I'm feeding him too much??? He looks fat, half a night crawler every three days?.?.?.? Anyway, I think he likes his new home..:D BTW, We are full cycled and at 17c....
 

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Eric is right, goldfish are not a suitable companion for your newts. They are messy and produce lots of pure ammonia. When they grow they could cause harm to your newts. If small enough to be eaten (paddletails are good fish hunters), they are a poor choice for food that can lead to problems.

There are a few species of small fish that are suitable for a caudate tank and make good food if caught, but certainly not goldfishes.

By the way, the crevice-like hiding spot is a great choice, you can see how he likes being hidden in a tight space. I would add more of those if i were you.
 

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They are gold fish. I read an article about how goldfish would be fine, just no crayfish. I watch this tank constantly and neither have any interest in one another..there is 40 gallons of water in the aquarium...
 

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Could you post pictures of the whole tank please.
 

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He's been fairly active the past couple of days...
 

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