my mom bought this little guy from the mall for my 5yr old for xmas. i didnt even know what he was, the man selling them told her to keep it in this tiny cage and feed it newt/salamander pellets, and to keep ice in the water? i didnt think this sounded right so i went to the pet store, they told me to feed him crickets and feeder fish, which he loves! and we put him in a 10gallon, he changed really fast, he is now mostly hanging out on the land. i was told he is a tiger salamander but i havnt seen any his color, they are all yellow and black. what kind is he? we really like him, my son named him toothless. we dont know much about salamanders and the people at the petstore arent very helpful. i have him in a 10gallon, feeding him crickets and goldfish, half land with soil, and half water with river rocks, i dont have any light or heater just room temp. anything else i need to know? thanks!!!
i will post pics as soon as i can he is black with light brownish spots all over him