Tylototriton Verrucosus

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Thanks for posting those pics! I, too, like the setup. I like the use of the sponge filter - I'm going to be setting up a tank for crocodile newts soon and am trying to get some ideas. :D
 

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Dawn, Jaymes: Dont expect Tylototritons to be like Triturus, Notos, Tarichas, Lissotirtons and all other kinds of newts. All tylototritons breed in summer cause they mostly live from 1500meters to some times 4500m above sea level. shanjing, taliangensis, wenxianensis, kweichowensis, verrucosus are all summer breeders. Plus the other species i dont remmember now. So its nothing to stay impressed about.
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I actually like the fact that they breed later. All my spring eggs have morphed, so all those egg tanks are now dismantled and I have more room to deal with these new eggs. If I'd read in the past that tylos were summer breeders, I'd forgotten, but I think it's a good thing! I'm just grateful that she breeds so well and consistently.
 

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Thanks Eljorgo. If thats the case then my T. verrucosus still have a chance at breeding this year. I really hope that my little guys produce for me at least once. 2 of my verrucosus are big as ever and if they pull it off this year I'd be happy. If it happens I'll provide pics. Thanks guys.
 

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Here is another look at a great pair of T. verrucosus. I've decreased the water level and set up more protruding rocks. Later in the year I'll change it up some more. Enjoy!
 

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Beautiful!
Can I ask if they have an incredible appetite (and a particular 'zest' to digest)?
I ask this out of ignorance, but also because when I was discussing the appetite of my P waltl with another member, he suggested that his waltl has an appetite second only to his T verrucosus!
Lovely newts, btw ;)
 

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Beautiful!
Can I ask if they have an incredible appetite (and a particular 'zest' to digest)?
I ask this out of ignorance, but also because when I was discussing the appetite of my P waltl with another member, he suggested that his waltl has an appetite second only to his T verrucosus!
Lovely newts, btw ;)
They do have an incredible appetite! They almost never refuse food and they can consume about 1/3 of their body size. I've seen them eat old pieces of liver that got stuck under rocks and then later dug up. I'm talking about 2-3 week old pieces of liver!!! Yes they can eat!

I'd say compared to P. waltl they're about even in comparison when it comes to eating. P.waltl wins when it comes to courtship! I think everyone would agree with that.
 

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For a couple months now I've kept my small group of T. verrucosus in a shallow water set up. Feeding heavily on earth worms and frozen food. I decided a couple days ago I should change things around to try to induce breeding. I added a couple gallons of refrigerated water and a fluval aquatic filter. With cold water and a lot of flow I instantly saw tail fanning. I found spermatophores the next morning. Here is a video of tail fanning and some pics of spermatophores. Fingers crossed for eggs!

‪Verticalground100's Channel‬‏ - YouTube
 

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That is super exciting!! I'll cross my fingers too!

Good luck!

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Seems like they did it! I have a bunch of eggs laid on java moss. Seems to be about 60-80 eggs. Just for caution I'm taking the males out so just incase if someone might want to eat so fresh eggs. They don't seem to be interested in the eggs its just a precaution. The female is still big as ever and seems like she still has work to do.
 

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Jaymes, you may have to carry the torch now...I'm not sure if mine are going to lay this year.
 

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Jaymes, you may have to carry the torch now...I'm not sure if mine are going to lay this year.
Are you sure? Why do you think that Dawn? I hope yours lay. Let me know if there's any precautions I need to take. I separated my males just in case. I've really been hoping that these guys will breed for me, I'm happy as ever.
 

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Mine lay in July. The male was sick for a while this year. He appears to have pulled through. But Elektra is not eggnant and I don't care as long as they are both healthy. Maybe next year.
 

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Mine lay in July. The male was sick for a while this year. He appears to have pulled through. But Elektra is not eggnant and I don't care as long as they are both healthy. Maybe next year.
Sorry to hear that Dawn. Good luck with those 2!
 

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Here are some pics of the hatchlings. Can't believe they're that small. Unlike T. shanjing these larvae are tiny. I was expecting larger larvae.
 

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