These newts are likely to be my favorite Crested Newt species. 3 months in a cooling period and this is what happens. I gave them heavy feedings that interrupted the male in his aim to court the female. Actively stalking the female I wonder how much time and how much energy does the male exert? I've noticed that the males' crest is starting to diminish after just reaching prime mating dress. I'm sure its due to constant tail fanning and and aggressive movement. Well here's the photo evidence, enjoy!