Red Eft and Eastern Newt

Red Eft Eastern Newt

Scientific Name: Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens


Salamander and Newt Larvae Care

Once the eggs are laid, place them in a separate tank from the adults. Depending on how many eggs you have will determine the size of the tank you will need. You definately need a good filter in the tank. Also, you will have to make partial water cleanings. You do this by taking some old water out, then putting clean water in. Make sure the clean water is the same temperature as the old water. (more…)


Japanese Firebelly Newt. Cynops pyrrhogaster

Japanese Firebelly Newt Cynops pyrrhogaster

Scientific Name: Cynops pyrrhogaster

Total Length: 3.5 – 5 inches

Range: Japanese islands of Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyusho


Salamander/Newt Egg-Laying and Metamorphosis

Most salamander/newt species’ eggs hatch as aquatic, gilled larvae that need a period of time in the water so they can metomorphose into adults. Unlike the tadpoles of frogs, the salamander/newt larvae have feathery, external gills on both sides of the head. Also, the front legs develop before the back ones (opposite in frogs). (more…)