Chinese Fire Belly Newts are fun and easy to care for, as long as you have a proper set-up and keep up on cleaning regularly. These social little newts grow to 3-4 inches, are best kept in small groups (2-4 newts) and can be kept in as small as a 10 gallon aquarium (though larger is better, and more than 3 newts will need a bigger tank).
This beautiful amphibian, with its brightly contrasting fiery orange-red markings on its belly, makes an active pet and requires only a small enclosure that mimics conditions found in the wild. Hardy and relatively easy to care for, fire belly newts are a popular choice for the beginner amphibian keeper.
Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt (Cynops pyrrhogaster)These newts are native to the islands of Japan. Their skin is coarse and granular, and they have prominent disc-shaped parotoid glands behind the head, which can secrete distasteful chemicals if a predator bites the newt. Feb 24, 2003 · It's hard to imagine this sweet-looking creature with the face of E.T. is 10,000 times more toxic than a slug of cyanide, but so it is. The orange-bellied, rough-skinned newt is one of the most ...
Oregon Slender Salamander - (B.wrighti) 9 - 11cm. 16 - 18 costal grooves. A small species with a distinct dorsal coloration of red-brown with yellowish or red flecks. which form a narrow band from the snout to the tail tip. Belly is always black with large white or grey spots which often extend up the flanks to give a silvery color. Feb 24, 2003 · If startled, newts will sometimes display a so-called unken reflex: They shut their eyes and arch their back and tail upward to display a cantaloupe-orange belly. It's a warning to a potential predator of the newt's toxicity: The combination of a dark-brown, almost-black back and orange belly is a well-known Mr. Yuk sign in nature. Oct 24, 2019 · To care for fire belly newts, start by preparing a tank that consists of 70 percent water and 30 percent gravel or substrate. Additionally, install a filter to keep the water clean, which is important to keeping newts healthy. Once the newts are in their tank, feed them daily or every other day with chopped up earthworms, bloodworms, or crickets.