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Fire-Bellied Newt

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Fire-Bellied Newt


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Please contact your local Pet World Warehouse Outlet for actual pricing and availability. Prices will vary at each store location by age, size, and species of each individual reptile.


Pet World gets all of its Fire-bellied newts from local, private breeders within the state of Wisconsin. Image is for reference only, and may not represent a reptile currently available at Pet World.


Species: 2

Other Common Names: Japanese fire-bellied newt or Chinese fire-bellied newt

Scientific Name: Cynops pyrrhogaster or Cynops orientalis

Life Span: 10-20 years

Adult Size: 4-6 inches

Habitat: A 20 gallon aquarium is suitable to house up to 2 pairs of newts. Gravel or aquatic sand should be used for substrate. Provide a platform or island onto which they can crawl should they wish to leave the water.

Temperature: 60° - 75°F water temperature. Use a submersible, shatter proof heater.

Humidity: N/A

Lighting: Full spectrum UV lighting is not required.

Diet:  Chopped live nightcrawlers or frozen bloodworm cubes are good staple foods.

Water: An aquarium filter can be used, but these newts are still water animals. So keep filter water flow to a minimum if possible.

Temperament: Note that these newts are themselves toxic, exuding a poison from their skin, and it is not a good idea for them to share a tank with other species.

Notes: The newts will enjoy lots of live aquarium plants such as Egeria, Cabomba and Amazon Sword. Special lighting is required if you decide to use live plants. Don’t forget a tight fitting lid because these newts are excellent escape artists.

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