Ribbed newt turned black and can’t shed

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I have a Spanish ribbed newt who seemingly has a thick layer of unshed skin and has been this way for more than a year as I thought it was just coloration. Her skin is wrinkled and dark. I haven’t seen her shed in maybe more than a year. I don’t know how to resolve this issue and any help is appreciated. The water ph is on the higher side maybe up to 8.2 but I’m adding tannins to reduce this. The last 2 photos are before the change in her skin, thanks in advance.
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I assume it has shed but you just haven't noticed it (they are so quick eating their skin!). I have only experience with firebelly newts, but some of them change colour for shorter or longer periods, I don't know the reason. Could it have anything to do with the breeding suit in this case? The reason why I assume it has shed, is that it'd probably be behaving ill or strange after such a long pause.
 

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Have you checked this link already? There's different illnesses and symptoms listed and ways to solve them.
I noticed you have fish in the tank, too. They could stress the newt and also if the water is too warm for it, these could harm the shedding.
Take a look on that page, there's also some good info on species & housing, hope it helps!
 

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Have you checked this link already? There's different illnesses and symptoms listed and ways to solve them.
I noticed you have fish in the tank, too. They could stress the newt and also if the water is too warm for it, these could harm the shedding.
Take a look on that page, there's also some good info on species & housing, hope it helps!
Have you checked this link already? There's different illnesses and symptoms listed and ways to solve them.
I noticed you have fish in the tank, too. They could stress the newt and also if the water is too warm for it, these could harm the shedding.
Take a look on that page, there's also some good info on species & housing, hope it helps!
i did remove the fish, I will check the link, thanks. Also sorry if I’ve replied wrong this website confuses me 😂
 

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I think this is the right place 😄 I noticed you had a similar topic in other section, too. This forum can be a bit confusing at first but you'll get used to the page soon!
 

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I'm curious, did you get it to shed and has the colouration changed back to normal?
 
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