Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 03, 2014
I remember getting two of these guys many years ago because they looked like they were always smiling. It was also the first time I created a terrarium, filling a 10 gallon tank halfway full while putting up supports for vegetation above. The newts loved it, they'd swim in the water and basque in the sun (aquarium lights) whenever they wanted. There was only one problem, they're good climbers and not exactly great for a newbie in this field. I found quite a few times the newts would climb the filter rod out of the tank. And on two separate occasions we found missing ones under furniture months after being missing.
They're amazing pets, loved being handled, easy to care for, just make especially sure that they're not any openings they could get out of.