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Questions tagged [amphibians]

For amphibian pets, such as frogs, axolotls, salamanders, that have life cycles both within the water and on land.

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Should I clean the turkey baster used to feed my axolotl?

I use a turkey baster to feed my axolotl blood worms. I can see that there are old worms stuck at the top of the baster. Should I use hot water/bleach to do a proper clean of the baster?
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How do I perform 100% daily water changes when fridging an axolotl?

I'm planning on fridging my axolotl as he keeps floating for extended periods after eating. I have read extensively how to fridge so I feel confident to do it, but I was just wondering how is best to ...
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Can I feed wild Aphids to my Fire Bellied Newt

I've had a Fire Bellied Newt for going on 10 years now. I've fed her all sorts of frozen and packaged food, she prefers blood-worm. I've recently had an Aphid problem with my pumpkin patch and while ...
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How to move an axolotl and his tank without needing to re-cycle?

I'm moving my adult axolotl this weekend, and I was wondering what method was best for this. I've read that transferring him into a tupperware filled with tank water can work. Would this be ok for a 1 ...
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Axolotl nitrate levels high- more frequent water changes?

I have had a young adult male axolotl (Smaug) for about a year now. Recently when testing water parameters I have found that the nitrate levels are very high (80ppm), but both nitrite and ammonia ...
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How do I prepare store-bought plants for use in a terrarium?

I've recently adopted a pair of American tree frogs, and have set up a terrarium for them. I purchased some plants for the terrarium from a local garden center, and while the species of plants are ...
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Why aren't my newts eagerly eating anymore?

I have two fire bellied newts. They have both recently left the water. When they had gills and spent most of their time in the water they fed well and daily. Now they have left the water I find it ...
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What are the pink spots on my African dwarf frogs?

I have two african dwarf frogs, and one of them has pink spots under both of its arms. I have been trying to figure out what they are, and I just can't figure it out. Does anyone possibly know what ...
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What is the basic care needed for a siren?

I have the opportunity to get a siren or two, but like always, I want to make sure that I'm prepared to care for them before I get them. I know they're very closely related to axolotls, with the ...
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

I found this question on an amphibians forum. The answers provided on there were contradictory and I was hoping we could do better here on Pets.SE. I have had my first axolotl for four months now. ...
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How do I choose a good supplier for buying insects online?

I live in an urban area and I don't have a car so it's not practical to go to the pet shop every week to pick up new live insects when I don't need anything else from there. There are plenty of ...
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What kind of diet do Vietnamese Mossy Frogs need?

I assume that, being frogs, they're insectivores, but what insects would be a good diet for them? Would a diet of only crickets be okay, or would I need to feed them other types of insects as well?
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What type of light do White's tree frogs need?

We have had a White's tree frog for a few months now. We currently have a ZooMed ReptiSun 5.0 mini compact fluorescent bulb on top of the terrarium that we keep on during the day, and no light at ...
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How much should I feed Indonesian Floating Frogs?

I already asked about how to make it easier to feed my frogs, but now I wonder how much they should be getting to eat. The pet store just said "until they don't eat the crickets", but I never knew if ...
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How can I make it easier to live-feed my frogs?

I used to have Indonesian Floating Frogs (they go by many names, but this is what my pet store called them), and while I found them cute and such, I struggled a lot with making sure they stayed fed, ...