Paramesotriton chinensis juvenile (lots of pics)

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This is my single juvenile Paramesotriton chinensis from Otterwomans pair. This newts is doing great on whiteworms, earthworm chunks, bloomworms, and some redworms.

The current tank is a critter keeper that is roughly 2 gallons in size but only 1.5 inches of water or almost 4cm of water is used. As you can see there is a lot of java moss and 4 river stones. The stones create great surface break as well as some underwater caves.

This little guys is getting fat and growing well. He/she swims often and spends lots of time underwater searching through the caves. It also spends a good portion of its time on land but always has wet skin. If its skin starts to dry it takes a dip. I will update as things progress.

The pics aren't the best quality but hey they work

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I am so glad you are able to keep him alive! If I get more this coming year, I will send you some company for him. :) Thanks for doing such a good job, Logan!!
 

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Thanks Otterwoman!
It has been so much fun working with this little guy. I am currently setting up a nice 10 gallon full of plants with a cork island. I know the newt wont be using the tank for a while but it will be nice for it to be ready. I'll update with pics of the other tank soon. I would also like to add that you can't see the newt in the full pictures of its enclosure because it was currently searching through the rock caves. So fun to watch.
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He looks great! Looking forward to seeing pics of the new tank!
 

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He looks great, nice one. What temperature is he kept at?

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Thanks everyone,
The current temp is usually 68 or 69 F. Some days it reaches 72 or so but not usually. So it ranges from around 20 to 22 C.
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These new pics focus around the build of the aquarium for the paramesotriton. The newt is not in this tank yet but it will be its home in time.
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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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  • madcaplaughs:
    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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  • MadamePirateOwl:
    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
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    I'd also recommend ordering a liquid test kit such as the API Freshwater Master Test Kit since strips are generally unreliable and inaccurate.
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    Okay, thank you for your help and advice :)
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    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew if java fern, the floaters like frog bit, anubis, and moss balls could be all kept without any substrate with the axies? I have sand right now with an axie who is over a year but we were just testing the waters really but I continously read about a lot of health issues with sand impacting constipation and hiding bad bacteria and such, we just want to make him comfy.
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  • Junaz:
    I don't know about the java ferns, but the moss balls and anything that floats on the surface of the water should be totally fine! I'm not saying the java ferns aren't an option, I just personally don't know if they can live without some sort of substrate
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  • Littlewolf:
    Java ferns actually do better when they are attached to a piece of wood or other decor anyway. Their rhizomes can be easily burried in sand and then they dont grow properly. The others can also be kept without sand no problem.
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  • madcaplaughs:
    @Chelsea smith All of the plants you've listed can be kept without substrate. Plants with rhizomes cannot be submerged in substrate, as burying the rhizome will cause the plant to suffocate and rot. You can pin these plants under on onto decoration, rocks, etc., just be careful that the rhizome is not in substrate. Moss balls and floating plants, naturally, do not need substrate either. Do note that floating plants require a good amount of light.
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    Hi guys, I have an 11 month old axoltol who is about 9 inches long. She normally is a pig when it comes to food. I switch between pellets and night crawlers, and sometimes blood worms if she had a big meal the day before. Anyways, I went to go feed her a night crawler today, and she wouldn’t eat it! She turned her head and went to the corner. I noticed that when I cut this worm it seems to release a lot more goop then other worms I’ve cut, I tried to wash it off the best I could with cold water. Do you think maybe she didn’t want to eat it because of that? She normally will eat anything in front of her face. Water perimeters are perfectly normal by the way, and temp is at a steady 63 degrees F.
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    Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything. It’s probably no big deal, it’s just unusual behavior for her so it really caught my eye. Love my girl and want to make sure everything’s ok.
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    Paige1warren: Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything... +1
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