These are a really weird animals. Body like a snake, but it has two arms in front and uses them like hands look at pic right behind head down alittle on level with eye. Breathes air from time to time and uses gills. I really don't think it would be easy to kill them by accident.
they are amphibians and the main way to kill then is by something injuring them (fish turtles ect) really bad water quality and the more typical way in captivity, they jump out of the tanks and desicate.
that should be imporant to people buying so they know how to take care of it and what teo expect.
Sorry to hijack, but i saw people asking "wtf is a siren" above and I am an amphibian person (hence my name, AxolotlFarmer)
I don't recomend mixing with fish. Most people have problems with fish nipping on the fluffy feather-like external gills of aquatic salamanders.
i had one, they'll eat very small fish ( so shrimps is on the list )
i had it in with some electric blue fry for overnight and came back with some missing. They also burrow allot if they're scared, so make sure your plants are secure. i had it escaped once from the tank sometime during the night and when i woke up, i found it under my computer desk...grabbed him (soooooo slimy) and placed him back in the tank.
when it get use to you, it'll let you hold it in or out of water....very, very cool and feels like a snake slithering in your hands.