Quarantining

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I just got a new CB Leucistic Pleurodeles waltl, and in the 20 minutes I have had it, its eaten an a little piece of an earthworm(1" long) and is currently eating some bloodworms, I was wondering how long I would have to quarantine it so later I can put it in with the CB waltl(from Michael). The leucistic one was kept in a fully aquatic 10 gallon aquarium with a sponge filter before I got it with only a few other P. waltl. It is currently eating bloodworms as well as trying to eat its own reflection and is swimming all over the place, lol. any advice would be great :p Water temp of the main waltl tank is around 62F.
Thanks, Aaron.
 
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I would advise a good month. I made the mistake of not doing this once and bitterly regret it as I lost a group of tiger salamanders.
This article is excellent :- Caudata Culture Articles - Quarantine and Disinfection
Thanks, I was just wondering cuz the newt was there for 2 months, cuz I had my eye on it for a while, until I got the money, and I did so lol And I didn't want anything bad happening lol. Im pretty sure it just ate its body weight in worms lol its got personality lol
Oh and can I use like brown papertowel on the bottom of the tank(aquatic tank) because its a plastic tank and hes trying to eat his reflection xD I also have plain white if I have to use white papertowel lol
 
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Pics of its quarantine tank, the actual ribbed newt tank, and pics of it. Its about 5" in length, any idea on what sex it it?
 

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