Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 26, 2016
The Japanese Fire Bellied Newt (Cynops pyrrhogaster) is a very similar species of newt to the Chinese Fire Bellied Newt. They are a semi-aquatic species of Newt and does very well in captivity if kept in the correct conditions and feed on a daily basis. They enjoy foraging around outside of the water and hunting on both land and in the water so this should be taken into account when planning their vivarium setup. They do very well when feed small invertebrates and are kept in a semi-aquatic setup measuring at least 60cm x 30cm x 30cm. A great species for intermediate keepers and a very interesting species to keep.