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Paddle Tail Newts

Discussion in 'Salamanders & Newts' started by Ahura, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Ahura

    Ahura Elite Member

    I am going to be receiving two paddle tailed newts. I have never owned a newt before and I was hoping for some tips. They are both around 2 years old.

    I have read that they are fully aquatic. Regular tap water with conditioner is ok? Should I put in an airation stone?
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    You can dechlorinate water by letting it stand for 24 hours. Conditioner will still be needed to remove things like chloramine.

    An aeration stone wouldn't hurt, as most amphibians can absorb a lot of oxygen through their skin.
  3. jclee

    jclee Active Member

    You might want to check out this care sheet:

    Caudata Culture Species Entry - Pachytriton - Paddletail

    The site specializes in salamanders, and has tons of worthwhile info. I've never actually had that particular species, but I'll help in any way I can. (I've kept other salamanders, so I might be able to help with more general questions).
  4. josh112990

    josh112990 Well-Known Member

    I do know that paddle tails are pretty aggressive not a good idea to mix them with other species. and they are cute being the ones you are getting are about 2 years of age they will be good size and already have the puppy dog face

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