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Red-bellied Triton

The red-bellied newt or fire-bellied newt, Cynops Pirroghaster is a small amphibian that as you see in the photo of the cover has a beautiful and increasingly concerned that more fans space terrariums.

It is native to China and Japan, reached a size of approximately 12 cm.

Like all amphibians go through a process of transformation or metamorphosis until it reaches its adult appearance.

From eggs are born without legs small tadpoles subsequently develop into the beautiful animals of the original cover.

It is difficult to distinguish the sexes, but in breeding season the male's tail turns purple due to accumulation of sperm.

It may seem a good idea feeding frozen bloodworms, but eventually can cause problems, it is important to provide a varied and balanced diet, consisting of live and frozen food. Well accepted bloodworms, daphnia, brine shrimp, etc ... almost everything you can find in the market.

The terrarium for triton need not be excessively large, from 20 liters, should have a part where the newts can get out of the water.

The temperature range that will accept our triton is quite broad, and in their place of origin, both high and low temperatures, provided that excendan 10 ° C.

You do not need excessive lighting, we put them in the shade, otherwise it will burn your skin and lose in a short space of time after great suffering on his part.

They are very long-lived, can live up to 30 years, so we have time to try to reproduce.

Reproduction arrive in spring, the couple copulate out of the water, the couple will protect female sunset and scatter them all over the terrarium.

It will be advisable to remove the parents when this happens, they tend to cannibalism among them.

Approximately 2 to 3 weeks later the larvae begin to hatch quite small and begin to use grindal, daphnia and brine shrimp to alimentaro. It will be imporant to maintain clean water for the newts can be developed as quickly as possible and reach the next stage. We may also offer guppy fry, gambussia, etc. ..

Little by little will grow and we will get used to accept frozen food and in about 3 months we will have our newts with the appearance of an adult triton.

 

 


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