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Tylototriton verrucosus

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Well the previous shenanigans came to nothing.
Two days ago I found the two males harassing one of the females. There was lots of clambering all over her, nudging and and tail fanning. I was about to remove some of the plants as it was getting rather over grown, but decided I should leave it a bit longer. Yesterday morning I found some eggs . My first verrusosus eggs :D
 

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A little update :D Here are some of the larvae that I fished out of the adult tank over the last few days. These have developed much faster than the few I fished out as eggs.
 

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One of the larvae is really standing out from the others. Usually the lighter ones darken, this one hasn't yet.
 

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I'm no expert on Tylos, but that juvenile looks leucistic to me. It certainly stands apart from its brothers and sisters. Congrats on some healthy babies too!
 

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Helloooo! :) I recently received a bunch of these babies and im trying to raise them...mine are like 2 inches big and I had been feeding them chopped earth worms and wiggling in front of their mouths..they were eating great and they usually eat but what else do you feed them? I think they started to bully the smallest one so i separated him...what kinda set up did you have them like at 2-3inches big? thank you :)
 

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Mine are mostly fed earthworms, and occasionally blood worm.
I am keeping mine aquatic. When I start to see signs of them morphing, I drop the water level to about an inch or so, add lots of floating plants and a rock or two to break the surface. So far they are quite happy to stay aquatic. Once I am happy that all is well, and that they are feeding I gradually raise the water level, making sure they have plenty of plants to lurk in. The ones that are staying with me will go into a Walstad style tank.
 

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Got a few more photo's today of one of the darker larva. Had to include the lighter one too :D
 

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It looks like the lighter larva is showing some good xanthophores(can't tell if there's iridophores), but I'll be interested in seeing how this translates into an adult animal. Impressive gills indeed!
 

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Thank you for the comments. I was hoping the darker larva's gills would be shrinking, but it seems to have other ideas. I am wishing that the lighter one grows quickly so we can see what it does. I am not good at being patient :(
 

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The light coloured one is getting more chunky. There are a some more grey speckles developing on it, it is still very much lighter than its siblings.
 

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Two weeks older :happy:
 

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I think the 'back fin' is maybe just starting to recede ...... or maybe not :/
 

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He is beautiful Julia, I cant wait to see how he looks when he morphs :)
 
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