Caudata.org: Newts and Salamanders Portal

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Did you know that registered users see fewer ads? Register today!

What stage is my eastern newt in

Cookiebowl

New member
Joined
Oct 10, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
USA
Hi! I am new here, and new to amphibians in general. My daughter found this newt on a path in the woods. I thought it was an adult and it spent most of the first week in the water in the tank. This week it's almost always on the turtle dock or an Java fern above water. Sometimes it seems more orange and other times more olive. It can certainly stay submerged for long periods. It eats frozen bloodworms and Jurassic newt pellets. Can someone please confirm what stage it is in? Ty
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20211010-102852.png
    Screenshot_20211010-102852.png
    3 MB · Views: 36

Roughskinned

Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2021
Messages
54
Reaction score
10
Location
Northeast
That’s an adult in its aquatic phase. The adults do frequently come out of the water to move to different water bodies or if the water is evaporating. I would say check your water parameters for excess ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and also make sure you aren’t keeping him too hot. If all that is fine, and it doesn’t have any other conditions that could alter its behavior (it looks very healthy to me) it’s probably just it’s individual preference to be more terrestrial than many eastern newts are. But like I said the adults do go onto land
 

Cookiebowl

New member
Joined
Oct 10, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Location
USA
Hi, sorry to bother again. As I mentioned above , my newt seems to prefer sitting out of the water. Though last week it spent hours there. I'm enclosing another picture, as I mentioned, it's color sometimes seems more orange. Just double checking that it is in the adult stage and has what it needs. My water temp is 68 and everything else seems fine. Ty
 

Attachments

  • PXL_20211011_182113544.jpg
    PXL_20211011_182113544.jpg
    1.4 MB · Views: 21

blubford

New member
Joined
Jan 16, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
Los Angeles,California
yeah, the lighter orange and slick smooth skin suggests it's in an aquatic phase, he is probably just being a lazy little lad haha!
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • blubford:
    my idea was to have two one in the tank and one freezing and by the time the first melts i switch it out with the one freezing and repeat
    +1
    Unlike
  • blubford:
    and for the land i think they can just go into the water to cool off
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    yeah i think that sounds like a good plan :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • NeilP:
    Hello
    +1
    Unlike
  • NeilP:
    I have two axolotls (one boy and one girl) and I recently changed them to feeding every other day. Since then, the female has lost two gils and then red marks appeared on two of her legs Which my local aquatic centre said looked like bite marks rather than red leg) and this morning, the female's front left leg is having on by a thread. I was going to the by a divider for my tank to stop them mating but now it seems I need to buy it asap to stop the male eating the female. I have a 125 ltr tank so space should not be an issue, but does anyone have any advice and will the female need a salt bath or anything else?
    +1
    Unlike
  • the:
    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
    +1
    Unlike
  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
    +1
    Unlike
  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
    +2
    Unlike
  • the:
    ooff
    +1
    Unlike
  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    do the classifieds still exist?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    nevermind! off my game tonight
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
    +2
    Unlike
    Asmold1: I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case +2
    Top