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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2013, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Newts and fish

Hello, I have a aquaterrarium whit newts, small snails and a few small cherry shrimp. The buttom is 45x60 cm. In the middle there is an island. I was wondering if there is any fish I could put in there.

Hope you can help me.
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Hello, I have a aquaterrarium whit newts, small snails and a few small cherry shrimp. The buttom is 45x60 cm. In the middle there is an island. I was wondering if there is any fish I could put in there.

Hope you can help me.
Kind of a small tank, newts are pretty skittish and don't really enjoy being housed with fish.

Amphibians are really best housed in species only tanks, as a rule of thumb.

If you did add fish, they'd have to be small and tolerate cold to temperate water.. I guess white cloud minnows would fit the bill.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I'll take a look at them.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 06:55 AM
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what are your tank temps?
Bristle nose plecos are small and grow slowly (look crazy) and are not very aggressive plus they do eat decaying plants and some algae! I have seen them kept as low as 72f.
and guppies can do pretty cold water from what i hear.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 06:27 PM
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I had a newt once, and I initially put in some small feeder guppies, thinking they may be a potential food source.

The seemed to do okay, and there were a few little baby guppies at any given time, and I never seen them harassing the newt (firebelly).

Seemed to work okay, but then, I wasn't really concerned about the fish at all...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 09:05 PM
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In the wild newts usually avoid waters with fish in them, so it would probably be best just to leave the fish out. The only fish that can be compatible with newts are White Clouds, as they can tolerate the lower temps and won't harass the newts. That being said, shrimp are still the best option.
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