New T Shanjing!!

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Still trying to learn the needs completely. It's never good to impulse buy, haha. From what I understand it doesn't need light, around 78F is a good temp, and half dry/half wet is good for the substrate. He's about 8 cm long.



 

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I would say 78F is the upper end of the temperature range. Your setup looks decent, but I'd suggest replacing the sphagnum with other kinds of hides, such as bark or live houseplant cuttings.
 

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Ah alright. I moved the enclosure outside where it's currently 58F. I'm in San Diego so the temperature doesn't fluctuate too much.
 

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Nice shanjing, but he could probably use a few more hiding places.
 

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Upgraded his enclosure! It's at least triple the size of his old one. He hasn't come out of that log for 2 days now. I'm hoping a constant-below 60 degree weather isn't affecting him. Just kinda sucks he'll probably only be hungry once a week.
 

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Not a Tylotriton keeper, but I can tell you that your new and improved tank looks so much better. But you're gonna want to hear that from someone who knows T. shanjing better than me. Nice newt by the way!
 

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Overall that is a very nice looking enclosure. It is difficult to tell from the photograph however is that sphagnum moss acting as a cover over the substrate or is it the substrate itself? Also, I hope that the tank cover pictured is not what you plan to use. That looks easily escapable. Your water container is probably fine however if it were me I would provide a slightly larger one (personal preference).
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I would personally ditch the sphagnum moss as you risk lowering the ph to potentially lethal levels. A great idea for a replacement is leaf litter (free from most woods and forests!). 60 F is fine although I find that tylos tend to go off their food at temperatures much lower than that.
 
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