Pleurodeles waltl

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I currently have 3 P. waltl in a 20 Long tank. 2 of the wild type males I received from one breeder here back in July have been recently throwing up their worms. I usually feed these chopped nightcrawler I buy from Walmart, when they're cut they aren't usually even 1" long. They will devour them the day I offer them, but after that the day or two after feeding, I usually see the pieces of worm, looking practically decayed, laying on the plants and on the substrate. Because they are not keeping in their worms, they have been losing some weight, but are able to keep pellets down(HBH Newt and Salamander Bites). I didn't think it was the worms because the leucistic newt I received from a different breeder keeps them down fine, and so does my Axolotl and my Tiger Salamander(A. t. tigrinum). So, my questions are,

1) Is there a problem with Canadian Night Crawlers purchased from a Walmart?
2) Can someone recommend a different brand of pellets that might be nutritionally better for newts and axolotls? I just ran out of the HBH stuff so I wanna know if I should just buy more of those or get a new type of pellet
3) If its not the worms, do you think theres something wrong with the 2 newts? They used to be able to keep down worms fine, so I don't know if theres something wrong with them, or if they changed their brand of worms or what.(I can always buy some worms from the petstore they're just like 2x more expensive)

Any advice would be very helpful.
Thanks, Aaron
 

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Here's a picture of the setup if this helps in anyway lol
 

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After looking at some other threads, I think I'm going to try cutting them even smaller and see how it works out.
 
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    As long as its cleaned yeah! You can even make overhangs if you have enough pieces to make nice caves and platforms
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  • Mark.H:
    Ok, thanks!
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  • MVM1991:
    My pleasure! River rocks work well too, and go rather well with all kinda lung less salamanders,
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  • Mark.H:
    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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  • Tinky:
    So everywhere talks about testing your water parameters but I can't find what to do it there aren't right?! Like too low not too high, anybody any ideas?
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  • jnerdx:
    It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
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    It tells me temperature AND humidity.
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  • MVM1991:
    Where'd you get that? Or is it just a combo from petsmart or something?
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  • jnerdx:
    I’m pretty sure I got it at a Walmart.
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  • jnerdx:
    I just looked it up to see if I can find it again. It’s actually a hyGROmeter and temperature. Which measures the dew point. Here is the difference between due point and humidity. https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidityYou can calculate Th relative
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    the relative humidity using the dew point measurement.
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    Here is the product I purchased:
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  • jnerdx:
    it has a stand. And I had a spare suction from my filter. So it’s on the wall of my Sal’s enclosure.
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    That’s a pic of it in the enclosure.
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  • MVM1991:
    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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    S. S. Gigliolli
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    Ooo nice!
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    Thank you! I tried to share the video but unsuccessful. You can see it on my IG story @jnerdx
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    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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    Hey y'all, recently my juvenile axolotl's tail has been floating and can swim down but his tail lifts to an angle and I believe that it is stressing him out. He gets in between his plants to balance himself and I am cleaning out the bottom of the tank with my baster. I believe I overfed him and he also may have eaten many air bubbles. He's been like this for nearly 1 1/2 days.
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    What would be the best thing to do ?
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