Opinions and experiences of the tiger salamander

elKendo97

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Hello, I like to have a tiger salamander in a terrarium of 31.7 gallons and wondered what opinions and experiences on this species have seen a very, experiences and if it is a species recommended for a noob ( I have experience with Axolotls)
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Just noticing this topic now, hope it isn't to old. Any way there is a good care sheet on here so you can use that for referance but basically they need a substrate they can burrow into and moss ontop to keep them moist. They are a very hardy animal and seem to do very good in captivity and should be a great pet for a "noob" Provide it with plenty of things to hide under. They are fun to watch eat cause they will stalk and strike prey and shake it around wildly. I read somewhere they got their name from their voracious eating habits. Overall a pretty interesting and easy to care for animal.
 

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Just noticing this topic now, hope it isn't to old. Any way there is a good care sheet on here so you can use that for referance but basically they need a substrate they can burrow into and moss ontop to keep them moist. They are a very hardy animal and seem to do very good in captivity and should be a great pet for a "noob" Provide it with plenty of things to hide under. They are fun to watch eat cause they will stalk and strike prey and shake it around wildly. I read somewhere they got their name from their voracious eating habits. Overall a pretty interesting and easy to care for animal.
Heres those articles:
Caudata Culture Articles - Tiger Salamander 101
Caudata Culture Species Entry - Tiger salamander
Caudata Culture Articles - Vivarium Substrates
 
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    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
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    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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    @Kwags, how big?
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    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
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    I have not heard of that before.
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    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
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    Anyone know how to harden soft water without raising pH?
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    To raise GH, add calcium carbonate (or tums). What has you doing this?
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    Thank you! My tap water is naturally low in GH and KH, and I need to raise it... but I don't want to raise the pH, which is perfect, with coral.
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    anyone have firebelly newts forsale message me !!!!!
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    Hey all I’m looking for some help.
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    LYes? It might be easier if u posted a thread
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    Yes, how can I do this? Is it by creating a room? Thank you for your help
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    Hey guys, I suppose this is a foolish question, but will my long-toed salamanders over-eat resulting in obesity?
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    what are thoughts on using crushed coral or tufa rocks for resining the ph level in my tank? I have the seachem ph alert and it’s reading 5.4
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