Newts per gallon?

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I’m seeing a lot of conflicting arguments about how many newts can be housed in a certain amount of space. I’m looking into getting T. dobrogicus, but since my budget was reduced the largest tank I’ll be setting up is a 10 gallon. I’m wanting a trio, but is that enough space? I’ve seen people who give their Danube’s 40-50 gallons for only a few newts and some who keep as many as 4-5 in a 10 gallon. I definitely want as many as possible, but the last thing I want to do is overcrowd the tank.
 

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I’m seeing a lot of conflicting arguments about how many newts can be housed in a certain amount of space. I’m looking into getting T. dobrogicus, but since my budget was reduced the largest tank I’ll be setting up is a 10 gallon. I’m wanting a trio, but is that enough space? I’ve seen people who give their Danube’s 40-50 gallons for only a few newts and some who keep as many as 4-5 in a 10 gallon. I definitely want as many as possible, but the last thing I want to do is overcrowd the tank.
a trio would work but i would have it heavily planted if not then you would prob need to do frequent water changes.
 

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I’m planning on setting it up bare bottom, so water changes will be frequent regardless. Sounds like it should work for a trio though, thanks!
 

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I keep three alpine newts in a 20 long and feel that's the best size for three or more newts.

A 20 long isn't that much more expensive than a 10 gallon. Used ones are often available on Craigslist or from local fishkeepers. I think you'd prefer it in the long run.

Good luck.
 

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More a matter of space for me, plus having something small to take to college will be nice. Idk, maybe if I see something eye catching that stays a bit smaller I’ll consider that instead. In the meantime, I’ll probably knock my plans down to a pair rather than a trio. Thanks for all the help!
 
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