Salamandra salamandra terrestris enclosure

Brian M

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Hi everyone,

I recently had a chance to do over my fire salamanders enclosure and wanted to share how it went.

The tank is a Oceanic 48 gallon. It measures 36 inches in length, by 20 inches in height, and 18 inches wide. I used 100 lbs of crushed quartz (16th of an inch) for my medium. This was washed in a ten gallon bucket until it no longer made the water milky. Part of the tank will have a pond and in this area I used some of my old aquarium gravel which already has benificial bacteria colonized in it. tank setup fire salamander 006.jpg

A trusted antherium that I've had for many years and a few piecies of gold spotted pothos were then planted into the gravel bed. I was lucky in finding a solid piece of red maple with its middle rotten. I cleaned this out with a large flat head screw driver and will use it as her main hide. A second hollow cork log was added to give the tank more hides and places to explore.tank setup fire salamander 008.jpgtank setup fire salamander 009.jpg

Next I added dried moss which I softened in luke warm water and rinsed 7 times in my bath tub till the water stopped turning brown. This was added over the land portion of the gravel. I finished this off with living carpet moss.tank setup fire salamander 010.jpgtank setup fire salamander 011.jpgtank setup fire salamander 014.jpg

I have 3 panda catfish, 2 cherry shrimp,3 sunkist orange shrimp, 1 tetra and a couple snails in the water area. So far she loves her new environment and I can't wait to get a male to breed her with. Hope you enjoy the pics.tank setup fire salamander 024.jpgtank setup fire salamander 021.jpg

Brian
 
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    based on this video what type of salamander might this larva be? I suspect either eastern newt or spotted salamander
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    they are from missouri
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