3 years ago#1
shrimpy
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what kind of salamanders can put in my fish tank

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3 years ago#2
Monsterlover007
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Look Shrimpy, the thing is that if you have fish in the tank, you'd rather not mix salamanders with them. If you do, your fish might just end up being dessert!!

But, on the other hand, if you are willing to keep the salamanders in a different tank, I would suggest you go for the gorgeous looking Axolotl or a little weird looking Mudpuppies!!
They sure do make great pets!!
But, please do read up on all the procedures of how to keep them, before you go and buy one!!

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3 years ago#3
shrimpy
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i know what to do i just want to know wich ones are good pets and which ones try to get away every time you oped the lid to the aquarium. i dont have fish in my main tank, the res had them over for dinner.

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3 years ago#4
Monsterlover007
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I would then like to suggest Axolotls to you!!
They are indeed great pets and the albinos look real cute too!!

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3 years ago#5
johnarthur
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If that little dude is not cute, he's at least interesting. Thanks for the picture.

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3 years ago#6
Monsterlover007
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np!!

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3 years ago#7
shrimpy
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i am thinking about getting some fire bellied newts or marbled salamanders. i looked up axolotls but they are a bit pricey for my liking. what others salamanders or newts can you recomend that are under $15.

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3 years ago#8
nexuslite
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I thought it would be cool to have a salamander too until I watched the video of one swallowing a guppy whole. Made me rethink it a little. I still would sort of like to have one though.

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3 years ago#9
Monsterlover007
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I think you can try water dogs or mudpuppies!!
Here is a good site though : - http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Amphibian,%20Mud%20Puppy.htm

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3 years ago#10
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3 years ago#11
Monsterlover007
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For some reason the link is not working!!

The main site is aqualandpetsplus.com

It is a lovely site.

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3 years ago#12
shrimpy
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i am familiar with this website, i go there often to look at the animals but they dont ship animals and i live in north carolina not iowa. i would buy from them if they shiped the animals. thanks though. any other sites?

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3 years ago#13
Monsterlover007
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Hmm.
I have to say that at this moment, Nope.
But you can always try Google.

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3 years ago#14
shrimpy
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i found a couple sites. reptiles n critters, general exotics, and florida herps. they are some good sites.some candidates are firebellied newts, eastern newts, slimy salamanders, dusky salamanders. wich would be best

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3 years ago#15
Monsterlover007
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My experience with salamanders is that they try to flee the moment you open the lid!!
Fire bellied newts look good. But I am not aware if they can be petted well.

I have heard that the friendliest among all is the Axolotl!!
Though I have not been able to keep one, as they are not imported, I would love having one.

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3 years ago#16
shrimpy
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have you ever heard of the spanish sharp ribbed newt they look exactly like adfs in the face. i thought about getting it but i didnt think paying 25 bucks plus 50 bucks for shipping plusgetting blessed out for paying $75 for a tiny salamander.

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2 years ago#17
greenzebra
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8 or 9 years ago I housed 2 paddle tail newts together with fast swimming fish. Didn't have any issues with the newts eating the fish. I just made sure that my newts were well fed so they wouldn't be hungry enough to eat the fish. The newts ended up dying under my mother's care 4 years later when I had to leave for a month. My mom is terrible at taking care of any of my pets. I stopped leaving her responsible for any of my pets because at least one died under her care whenever I had to leave for an extended period of time.

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2 years ago#18
Caitlyn
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Newts and salamanders require low temperatures that many fish cannot handle. They also should NOT be housed with a RES, because they like higher temperatures, when newts like their temperatures mainly around 45-66 degrees, depending on the species. The RES can also severely damage a newt's soft body. If you are looking to get a newt or salamander, you need to do lots of research and it needs to be in it's own tank, without other species. You need to make sure you have access to getting the water to low temperatures.

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2 years ago#19
shrimpy
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I know that. I have my two res in there own tank. I am actually looking to get some paddle tails later on after my acfs die. I went to a creek near my house this summer and got a newt from there and the acfs tried to eat it so I let it go

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2 years ago#20
Prodigy
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salamanders are great. i am thinking f getting one actually! so reading this thread was actually helpful

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