Guests from the most remote corners of Eurasia newts – can permanently decorate your aquarium. After all, with good care these animals live neither more nor less – up to 30 years! These water-newts, which are relatives of newts, are protected and keeping them at home is limited. But common, spined comb and newts for the aquarium is not new.

Lissotriton vulgaris grows up to 8-11 cm in length.  Usually has an olive-brown back and yellowish with small yellow specks abdomen. On the head are longitudinal dark strips. In the mating period, a comb appears from the head to the tail, and the color of the females becomes brighter and more saturated.

Comb Triton  slightly larger in size and grows to 18 cm. This amphibian can be brownish black or black on the back and orange with specks on the abdomen. With a comb-newt one needs to be more careful, because the glands on his skin produce a poisonous substance.

Spined  The newt is named because of the tips of the ribs protruding through the skin on the sides, which are hidden in the tubercles. If suddenly grab the animal and he does not like it, then they go outside and prick the offender like needles. This newt is a dark green color, on the abdomen - closer to the yellow, throughout the body - black specks. It reaches 30 cm in length along with the tail.

It is very interesting to observe these amphibians. They move slowly, never hurrying, often hang, leaning on the leaves of plants or the walls of the aquarium, and keep on two or three points of support. Sometimes they hang at the surface for a long time.

Newts can be called unpretentious to the conditions of detention.  The temperature, which they normally tolerate, ranges from 15 to 27C. But the optimal temperature is 18-21C. Additional heating in the aquarium is not needed, newts are cold-water animals, so overheating for them can be fatal.

Some newts can live only in water, and sometimes in need of a landfall.  To do this, place a floating raft or pour a small island on which the newts can get out. Soil is used the most common - gravel or sand. You can do without soil at all, and plant the plants in pots. As a rule, newts do not eat up plants, but sometimes they are eaten by snails.

To keep these amphibians can be both alone and group. For the full comfort of one Triton is sufficient for 10-15 liters of water.  It is desirable to use a filter in the aquarium. Tritons regularly shed. First, the veil breaks on the head, and then the newt crawls out of its skin, leaving a transparent shell. As a rule, he immediately eats this skin.

In nature newts eat mainly invertebrates, will eat small fishes, tadpoles and the larvae of tailed amphibians. At home, your pet can be offered live food - earthworms, bloodworms, tubule, slugs, insect larvae, shrimp, tadpoles. The amphibian also refuses from frozen fodder, pieces of fish, low-fat meat, liver, kidneys. It is recommended to cut such food into small pieces so that the animal can swallow them safely. Bloodworms and tubulars preferably in front of feeding to withstand in frequently changed water for cleaning the intestines.

Feed adult newts through the day, young ones – every day. 1 once a month to arrange fasting days (3-5).  It is not recommended to contain newts with fish. After all, most of them are tropical and require a high water temperature, which is contraindicated in newts. In addition, newts are susceptible to many diseases of fish. And large fish can seriously injure amphibians. For the same reason, newts do not get along with crabs and cancers.

I have been living in the aquarium for the last 5 years, a newt-ordinary. Feeding my bloodworm sometimes with dry food for fishes. All this time I kept warm water in the aquarium .. I was afraid that it would freeze at what I was advised in the store where I constantly bought him food. only today I learned that it can be a fatal outcome for my KEMALA, so his name is) I'll go now to understand this store and at the same time look after him a couple, 25 more years I would not like to live with him alone) I really love him. and I recommend everyone to get yourself such a pet, given that there is not much time to take care of it))

My life is Spanish, it can withstand any temperature-from 5 to 35 degrees, monthly hunger strikes and drying (once got out of the aqua and three days or so crawl somewhere (we were not at home), found under a plastic bag that was on semi, in a semi-dried state (curled in a ring, did not straighten out, the paws were completely dry), thrown into the water, after five minutes already tried to swim, after 10 completely recovered!

Sedna bought a Triton (not looked what he is – an ordinary or Spanish),but right now he is no more than 4 cm)))
tell us in what conditions to keep it? We do not have an aquarium - we keep it in the basin) there is a small area of ​​land, but while it sits toko in the water. Do not they like light? Do they need a filter?

polyne, the aquarium must be bought necessarily. Use filter preferably. Additional heating in the aquarium is not needed. Light is not needed for a newt, but if you want to plant plants in an aquarium, they can die without light.

the fact that we have a trachemys (1.5 years), she lives in an aquarium with a filter, and Triton for her to sit down don't think so.
by the way, our turtle (Chapa) eats every day. if we do not give a scraping. but I heard that red-bellied turtles are fed once a week. How to disaccustom a chapa is so often.

by the way, our turtle (Chapa) eats every day. if we do not give a scraping. but I heard that red-bellied turtles are fed once a week. How to disaccustom a chapa is so often.

Young red-eared turtles eat every day. Up to two years the turtle is considered young, so that what your turtle asks for is every day - it's absolutely normal, you do not need to deprive her of food. And even adult turtles are fed not once a week, but more often - two or three times.

I have a newt for 3 weeks! He at me eats a cockleshell and he very much loves it When we have gone to a swamp he crawled himself to me but after a while has run away and to me have prenisli the whole bucket of newts but I have released them and I have left and I ponela that they should be fed with food for fishes I very much happy with them they love me so much and hope they will live very long

today caught newts in the park. 2-3 see they survive? than to feed. how to determine their appearance. very similar to the salamander. also with ears, dark gray. The people, tell me.

today caught newts in the park. 2-3 see they survive? than to feed. how to determine their appearance. very similar to the salamander. also with ears, dark gray. The people, tell me.

Most likely, this is an ordinary newt. If you follow the rules of keeping and feeding, the newts can survive. These rules are described in the article above.

help my husband bought a newt tritone itself of muddy color with small dark spots that this is a newt than to feed him I do not know

help husband bought the Triton itself is muddy in color with small dark spots what is the Triton what to feed him I do not know

It can be a Spanish newt. About what to feed newts, is written in this article

Hello, yesterday I bought a newt, it seems ordinary, dark with a yellow belly, I was told you can keep in the aquarium with my fish, feed the same food as fish, but according to Sandra's behavior (I so called the newt) she is not so comfortable in an aquarium, all the time climbing the filter where it is dry, but at the same time very closely. I watch her all the time, while I have not eaten. Now I put it in a small aquarium, arranged there something like an islet, water around the earth. But it seems strange to me that she spends more time on land than in water and moves very little, which can mean that. Help me please advice what to do, I really want Sandra to get used to me, she's so pretty.

SOS. My Spanish Tritonis blackened, eating everything and normal, tell me what it is and how to fix it?

I quote Tatyana Valeryevna:

SOS. My Spanish Tritonis blackened, eating everything and normal, tell me what it is and how to fix it?

Perhaps this is because he did not shed for a long time. The full change of water in the aquarium will help to speed up molt. But it can be a fungal infection. Fungi in newts are treated with preparations for fish.

Alena does not have a red-bellied turtle to keep it from eating them. In general, it is better to keep them alone.

Well, if I'm also Julia!

And I have lived a newt, pretty such, he climbed into the large sink in the winter, which I put him in the aquarium, there was water, but he got into the sink periodically, and now he climbed this time and apparently fell asleep there, I thought that they so sleep, and did not touch, then in the spring she poured water, he emerged from the shell as if to swim, but blood from the ass got him out of the ass, then he again crawled into the sink and I did not pour any more water, but after a while he dried up altogether and died . How is it correct to wake them from hibernation?

I have a newt at home, in the last three days he has greatly inflated his stomach and he constantly swims above the surface of the water, I checked many times, he is alive, What to Do? In ordinary veterenarkah take such animals?

I have a newt at home, in the last three days he has greatly inflated his stomach and he constantly swims above the surface of the water, I checked many times, he is alive, What to Do? In ordinary veterenarkah take such animals?

The reasons can be different, from overeating to diseases, for example, ascites (abdominal dropsy). Find out in the veterinary clinic whether they have a doctor-herpetologist (specialist in amphibians)

Here it is written that the needley newt grows to 30 cm. And in an aquarium of 15 liters it will be normal?

Here it is written that the needley newt grows to 30 cm. And in an aquarium of 15 liters it will be normal?

It is advisable to purchase an aquarium with a volume of at least 20 liters (for a single individual, for a pair - not less than 40 liters)

I have a newt, call Ichthyander. I do not know what kind, he's black, and his belly is bright orange with black spots. I have a question: is it normal that he is always in the water, although he has a mainsail whose roof is island. But, for some reason, he will sit a maximum on algae for a couple of minutes, and again to the bottom. And how can I accustom him not to be afraid of me, not to hide under seaweed, when I come up?

Dashul, many newts can not go out for a long time on land. Typically, newts quickly get used to the person who feeds them.

i have two newts, one does not have 2 paws, will they grow?

Are there water tritons living only in the water. Help me figure out how to contain them.

"Dashulya"
I have such handsome 4, three more on the island, 1 more in the water. The temperature is now 24-26, in winter it went down to covertly-16, I also saw what they were doing at my workplace. In zoo. The land and the filter are in all amphibians and all the water aquariums are covered. Tritonachivayuschie in Russia and Tritons from Spain and similar to Spain's climatic zones, are naturally not kept at the same temperature. It is better to type in the English or Latin name for your species and compare several sources.

name=”Country Councils”] Quote albert:

Hello. Want to have a Triton.
In the aquarium I have fish. Will he eat them and will he get out of the aquarium (only for 2 reasons do not want to start it!)

Tritons can eat some fish. And he will not try to get out if you comply with all the conditions (temperature and composition of the water, an islet of land is obligatory), fish newts require different care and conditions of detention, and both of them can encroach on neighbors, depending on who is the largest, and the fish can leave tritons without food, even if they peacefully get along and it does not matter what conditions the newts can get out of the aquarium without a cover, purely out of curiosity.

Tell me please, my Spanish newt bald the tip of the tail, and it's white what should I do?