Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Online breeder / seller,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
New York, United States
Posted Jul 13, 2014
The mudpuppy is 1 of the world's largest salamanders and makes a fascinating pet for the experienced keeper. Totally aquatic, they will not thrive unless provided large aquariums with well-aerated, very clean water. Excellent filtration is a must. They are quite shy, and nocturnal, but will feed by day; a hiding spot is essential, and they should be disturbed as little as possible. Live minnows, earthworms, small crayfish and aquatic insects are their main foods...pellets are rarely taken. Captive breeding is a great project for mudpuppy fans, as they have only reproduced rarely, in zoos.