Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis)
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Fire Belly Newt
38 Litres (10 US G.)
10-6 cm (3.9-2.4")
7.0 - 8.0
14.4-20°C (58 -68 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Fire Belly Newt, Fire Newt, Chinese Fire Belly Newt
Origin[edit | edit source]
- This amphibian originates from the rivers of South-east Asia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Fire Belly Newts are best kept in species tanks. They have very specific needs and will eat whatever they can fit in their mouths. They can also excrete a toxin from glands by their head which could harm other creatures. They are most definitely not compatible with other creatures that require a tropical environment.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will take most amphibian/reptile prepared foods, the food should not be wider than the width of their head to avoid serious feeding problems. They may also accept bloodworm, commercially-raised crickets and other invert foods. Live foods should be gut loaded before they're fed to the Newt.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed every other day or every day
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- Bogwood or some other perch should be provided so the animal can climb out of the water to sun themselves. They are coldwater creatures and will not tolerate temperatures above 24°C (75.2°F) . They do require filtered aquaria as they can be quite messy, however, they will not tolerate strong currents.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Likes to spend the day warming up in the light above water and will spend the night in the aquarium.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Fire belly newts have a black body with black spotted red belly, hence its name.