Springtime is the time for amphibians. In Germany toads, frogs, and newts leave their winter lairs and turn back to the ponds where they have been born to spawn. The very same happens in other parts of the world that have a similar climate. So we now get newts from China sometimes.
Paramesotriton chinensis is a very warty, but attractive newt that becomes about 12-15 cm long. Similar to the better known species of Pleurodeles and Cynops, Paramesotriton chinensis prefers to live in the water the whole year through. Only when the temperature becomes to high they leave the water and hide on land. So the regular temperature should not become higher than 18-20°C. Against conspecifics this species of newt is peaceful. Their tank should imitate a brook in a wood. The water must be always very clean and clear and should have a good current. However, one must take care that the somewhat clumsy newts cannot be sucked and hurt by the filter. The aqua-terrarium for newts always has to be perfectly covered, because newts can walk even on vertical glasses!
For our customers: the animals have code 485933 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||12-15|