Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 26, 2016
The Common Mudpuppy is a large species aquatic salamander that is commonly kept in captivity. They are a great species to keep and are completelt aquatic much just like the Axololt species from Mexico. Mudpuppies are indigenous to lakes in North America. They can be kept very well in shallow aquariums measuring 80cm x 45cm x 45cm. They do very well feeding off mealworms, pinkies, grasshoppers, crickets, small fish, and earthworms. Their water needs to be very well aerated and but not fast moving. A good way to do this is to provide them with quite a powerful water pump with filter that sucks air into it to create bubbles. This pump can be placed somewhere where it is less likely to interfere with the salamander. This is a great species to keep and a good low maintenance pet but you have to make sure that its water is in optimum conditions by doing weekly water changes of 15 percent and a 50 percent water change once a month.