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Which animal?

Any suggestions on the type of animal would fit this criteria?

Spend part of the time in water, part time on land.

Eat cherry shrimp, and guppies.

Able for the beginner to breed?

Curious about what suggestions will be.

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Any suggestions on the type of animal would fit this criteria?

Spend part of the time in water, part time on land.

Eat cherry shrimp, and guppies.

Able for the beginner to breed?

Curious about what suggestions will be.
I'd say a redneck slider, except for the breeding part I have no idea if they breed in home aquaria.. prob not.
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People spend time in the water and on land, are easy to breed, and love shrimp and fish!!!

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Partial to these lil guys, tiger salamander our new state amphibian woohoo lol. i havent tried to breed them i had them when i was yound but still love these guys. they shouldnt be to hard to breed though, and raising them through each stage is neat imo.

this guy was found when i was 4x4 and found him in this giant mud hole where i got stuck, as i was getting the chain hooked up this guy was just hiding in the mud, so i moved him till i got out so i didnt smush him. pretty neat to find them in there habitat as its the first one ive seen in a while there very good at hiding look at that camo
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Red-eared sliders will eat ANYTHING and spend time on land and in the water. I took a river tour of the Mississippi when I was in Louisiana and it was so cool to see the sliders hanging out on logs in the middle of the water!
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hmm, I will suggest will for the tiger salamander amphibian, this is the perfect animal that may fit in the category described by you.
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IMO

breeding water turtles is hard in an aquarium, and you will need a lot of filtration et etc
----so no turtles
if you ever see an adult Tiger salamnder spending any real time in the water something is wrong! they are terrestrial species that are aquatic in their larval stage, during breeding and hibernation, and maybe the occasional 'dip'
----so no tiger salamanders


as far what you aare looking for--nothing comes to mind. (assuming that you envision your critter spend a good deal of time on land and in the water-and doing more than what could be accomplished with a simple water dish or a floating log).

--why not try for something easy and local---some easterm newts for the water part- they will eat little guppies and little shrimps, and maybe a toad or local frog that will sit on the land most of the time(of course you will need to feed the land critter some crickets)
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My vote is for salamander / newt, particularly if you want to breed at home. Turtles require a lot more space and habitat requirements to breed, and red eared sliders will definitely require a lot more space than you think.

Not to mention the smell.

I like creepy things, vines included.

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I think salamanders aswell, but will they eat Guppies? i would guess they would eat cherry shrimp.


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how big of a tank?
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I threw some endler fry into the small water portion of my tiger salamander tank thinking that they would be eaten. A few months later, not only have they not been eaten, but they have bred! The salamander tried to eat them at first, but they were too quick and it gave up.

Salamanders are pretty cool looking though, and mine will snatch insects right out of my fingers.
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how big of a tank?
Lets say no bigger than a 20g long or tall.

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