02-12-2007, 04:05 PM
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Make sure you have more water than land as they spend most of there lives in the water, a good ratio is 90% water and 10% land. Keeping fish with them sometimes work and sometimes doesnt, if you have 4 gallons+ of water you can try to keep three guppies, two females and one male so they will breed and the fry will be eaten by the newt, any fry that survives you can give away to someone. You shouldnt get fully aquatic plants if you have shallow water, amphibias plants are best for that like dwarf hair grass or something-of-the-sort, if your water is deep enough you can have fully aquatic plants. Please also note that newts are coldwater fish and if your summer temperatures are high, you might need to get a chiller or a fan to keep the water cool, between 65 and 72 degrees fahrenhieght is good for them.
ALso there minimum tank size is 10 gallons, you can fit 3-4 newts in a ten gallon. YOu might be able to fit 1 or two in something smaller than a ten gallon, but nothing less than a 6 gallon. Good luck :)