Newts for a 10 gallon

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Hi there! I was wondering if you guys could suggest me some interesting species for my 10 gallon. I can add land if needed. Here is the tank:
 

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If plants were added, you could probably have a group of C. pyrrhogaster, H. orientalis(if you can find CB), maybe Neurergus sp., and maybe a single P. waltl.
 

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If plants were added, you could probably have a group of C. pyrrhogaster, H. orientalis(if you can find CB), maybe Neurergus sp., and maybe a single P. waltl.
I could happily add plants. Hmm. I'll have to research those. The only caudate I have is an axolotl.
 

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You should change the substrate, other than that and filling it chock full of plants, it should be fine for any small bodied species.
 

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You should change the substrate, other than that and filling it chock full of plants, it should be fine for any small bodied species.
It's sand, can they still get impacted?:(
 

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Well, that's pretty coarse sand from the looks of it. I can see individual particles and that's not good. What you want is VERY fine silica sand.
Also, the stones are going to make maintenance a pain, i would strongly recommend going with a simpler, more practical tank if this is going to be your first newt tank.
 

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I agree with what Aaron said, those are good starter species and will fit the tank. But all Neurergus species are banned in Washington, so are very, very many species. You can legally keep any Tylototriton, Cynops, Salamandra, Pleurodeles, or Hypselotriton, to name the legal Genus that are more commonly found for sale CB.
You could also do CB Taricha granulosa, but probably only one or two, and they are harder to find CB.-Seth
 
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    @Kailynom My cousin (who i got my baby axies from) had the same problem. She developed an allergy to the bloodworms she was feeding them and it got really bad. To the point where her throat would close up just being around the bloodworms. Happened within a few months. Be safe :)
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    so no idea what the goop is?
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    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
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    Im not actually sure how i would post it. It seems to want a link
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    Its fairly thick and chunky
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    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
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    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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