T. marmoratus tank

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Its nothing fancy, but heres my tank that houses 0.0.4 Triturus marmoratus, hopefully i'll be able to upgrade as they grow larger. There are also some pictures of some of the inhabitants, most of them are of the same newt, but its the one that sits out in the open the most, a lot of them like to hide under the turtle dock where its dark(more pics in my gallery though). Also, some of them aren't the brightest, some think that the duckweed being pushed on the surface is food and try to eat it, but they usually cough it up, and some of them still float right after they gulp water. Anyway, I'm hoping to get more live plants for the back and sides as well as some floating ones, open to suggestions.
 

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looking nice :) Some of those large-leaved plants are terrestrial and will probably die after some time under water.
With marmoratus, you can tell the gender even before fully grown: the females have an orange stripe along the back. So do juveniles, but males eventually lose the stripe.
Good luck, maybe they'll lay eggs for ya.
 

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looking nice :) Some of those large-leaved plants are terrestrial and will probably die after some time under water.
With marmoratus, you can tell the gender even before fully grown: the females have an orange stripe along the back. So do juveniles, but males eventually lose the stripe.
Good luck, maybe they'll lay eggs for ya.

They're just over a year old, so they're only about 3.5-4" or so, but I haven't measured exactly. And the big leafed plants are both fake, and I only got them cause they were on sale lol
 

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oh, the plants looked so real :) In that case, no worries. 4 " should be big enough to sex; do they all have orange stripes?
 

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oh, the plants looked so real :) In that case, no worries. 4 " should be big enough to sex; do they all have orange stripes?

Ive gotten so many comments about that plant, to me its very obvious its fake but maybe its just cause I bought it lol
Anyway, they all still have unbroken stripes, but I'm thinking that the one with the tail thats like 2x bigger/flatter than the other's is going to end up being male, and the guy I bought them from thought this as well I believe
 

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Here's what I meant about the tails but idk lol
 

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The dorsal fin on the one newt is definitely higher, and I believe I see some dark spots developing on it as well, so looks like a male.
 

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Not much has changed, except maybe plants growing a little, adding some hornwort, but the newts have definitely grown some and still have huge appetites, haven't been able to get very many good pictures though
 

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Not much has changed, except maybe plants growing a little, adding some hornwort, but the newts have definitely grown some and still have huge appetites, haven't been able to get very many good pictures though

Forgot to add this one, oops.
 

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