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Discussion in 'Salamanders & Newts' started by tracij, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Pharoahound

    Pharoahound Elite Member

    that actually looks like a waterdog. With the size and colour of the gills and the patrern on the body. Those change to salamanders quckly so if his gills start shrinking don't worry.
     
  2. skelly98

    skelly98 Elite Member

    baby salies have those too..... easy mistake to make, don't blame you.
     
  3. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Interesting so there are more funny looking amphibians?
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    LOL! I meant what physical traits was she using to determine which species they were.
    Thought I might learn something new!;)
    Nope Larval tiger salamanders also have them. They are in the same family.
     
  5. Pharoahound

    Pharoahound Elite Member

    There's waterdogs and mudpuppys and axolotls and all sorts of gilled lizard looking things!
     
  6. Ripkabird98

    Ripkabird98 Elite Member

    My mudpuppy looked just like that, but the gills were brown and black.
     
  7. mzconnie70809

    mzconnie70809 Member

    His gills were more knobby and less frilly when he was given to me.He has grown a lot and seems healthy.Axolotl site has great pics and the dark ones look like Bob.Thanx,ya'll.
     
  8. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    You did learn something new! That I am an idiot...or did you already know that?
     
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Not At all!
    If I thought that,... I would not have asked!
     
  10. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Sure...I totally believe you!
     
  11. mzconnie70809

    mzconnie70809 Member

    big Bob.JPG metamorphosis in progress.JPG Appreciate all the info from everyone.Bob is losing the feathery gear and beginning to spend time on his island.He has a bowl of sand in the shallow area and climbs in there with his head out of the water.I'm guessing he may not be an axolotl.Reading up on the care he needs as he changes.Starting to gradually lower the water a bit and adding to the island.Whatever he is,he is cool.
     
  12. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

  13. Pharoahound

    Pharoahound Elite Member

    Yep. Waterdog like I suspected. Once he finishes his change he will need an all land enclosure with a shallow dish to soak in. Hes a cutie.
     
  14. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Water dogs turn into tiger salamanders don't they?
     
  15. Pharoahound

    Pharoahound Elite Member

    Of course.
     
  16. mzconnie70809

    mzconnie70809 Member

    I'm going to start on a terrarium and have added more dry areas in his current home.Reading what I can to provide him with a nice new pad.Still not sure of when he'll need to be moved.He climbs out and sits in a puddle.Spends most of the time in the water but seems to come up sometimes for air.
     
  17. mzconnie70809

    mzconnie70809 Member

    011.JPG Woke up this morning to find Bob burrowed into a flower pot. Going to go get him a new home and the supplies he needs this morning.
     
  18. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Yep I am gonna say he is trying to tell you something! :D
     
  19. mzconnie70809

    mzconnie70809 Member

    Bob is officially a salamander...and a male from what I can tell.He has his new home.Stays hidden most of the time under a piece of decaying wood.I put another bit of wood,pothos ivy,organic soil and a few leaves over that. He's in a cool dark area beneath a 20 gallon tank. ATTACH=CONFIG]24055[/ATTACH] View attachment 24056 008.JPG
     

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  20. naturenut

    naturenut Member

    Yeah, if you got them at the mall, then they are water-dogs (larval tiger salamanders). If they are fully metamorphosized, which they should be at this point or else they are neotenic, then yes, they will do fine together. Tiger salamanders are actually relatively social, always hiding in the some spot (think leopard geckos) so as long as you feed them separately they should do great. Just watch for early signs of aggression, in case you have a troublemaker on your hands :p.
     

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