I love red spotted newts. I used to catch those guys by the dozens and keep them in a 5g bucket with bricks stacked up so they could crawl out of the water if they wanted. I'd keep and watch them a few days and release them. Never tried keeping them long term in an aquarium though. Might be a cool project for next year. The juveniles are awesome too. I wish they'd stay that super bright red for life.
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