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    Quarintine Question

    On Thursday night, while buying some snake food, I got 3 more Chinese fire-bellied newts. How does that happen?:o

    I plan on quarintining them for 1 month before introducing them to the fire-bellied newt that I already have. The new newts are currently in a 2.5 gallon tank with a few rocks and floating plants and cork.


    Should I do a partial waterchange or a full water change daily? I've changed like half of their water every morning since I got them. This way I don't have to stess the newts by moving them to another container every day. I fill a 2 quart pitcher will water and I add the declorinator and by morning it is cold enough to bring the water temp. low enough for most of the day. Then at night, I put a ice waterbottle in the tank.






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    A full water change may stress them too much, I'd stick with partials. I need some new newts Hope all yours do well! I very rarely see newts come out of pet stores in as good condition as yours seem to be in.
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    I heard about your tragic loss and I wish you strength. I hope these are in as good condition as they appear. I got these from the same place I got my first batch of four. Only one survived the first time. These are much larger than my fire-bellied newt that I've had. I thought that they were Japanese fire-bellies at first because of their size, but I did some research and concluded that these are just bigger Chinese fire-bellied newts.

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    Just make sure the tank is nice and clean, and that the water is well treated. They look pretty good from what I can tell. Definately chinese. I've never even seen another japanese other than my old guy, they're not very common.
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    Furryscally, Since your like the only one I know that is experienced in keeping newts, I was hoping you could help me figure something out.

    Two out of the three newts that I got do a lot of tail wagging when on this makeshift land area I've provided. Could this be a form of mating behavior or is it more likely an indication of a dominance/territorial issue? I'm curious because it is something that my other newt never does.They only seem to get aggressive towards one another at feeding time.

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    Tail wagging huh. lol, I've never seen anything like that I'm afraid. Remind me and I'll see what info I can find though. It sounds like it might be a dominance display or something, but I've never heard of it before if it is. And there's got to be SOMEBODY else here with newts! Anyone?
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    They sure are pretty!
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    very pretty, thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by furryscaly
    And there's got to be SOMEBODY else here with newts! Anyone?

    Nope. I'm pretty sure your the only one. It is day 8 and all three still are looking good. I think I fattened them up too much though. I'm cutting them off from the waxworms for a while.

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    They really look awesome. I've never seen ones as healthy looking as those come from a store before. Nothing even close. You're certain they're all chinese right?
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