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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question bettas and small newts?

would it be safe to keep a firebelly newt in a 40 gallon tank with a betta?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 01:14 AM
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Doubt it. They need cold water, 65-70. Bettas need 78-82. Newts can get sick in anything over 75. The water needs are different, and are very very dirty, you'll be doing a lot of cleaning. They also only take 1/3 a tank of water, which might not be ideal for a betta. And newts need water and land, and you can't forget, they can climb.

Most important, newts eat fish, and some can grow 6-8 inches long. A betta could become a snack, and the betta could nip at the newt, because of it's bright side and belly colors. In higher temps, a newt could develop an infection from these little bites.

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Ic I'm glad I decided to post befor buying :) thatwould have been a disaster
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 08:39 AM
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Yes, it would have been a disaster. Thanks for doing your research first. :)
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