Fire Bellied Newts.
Went to visit mom tonight so we could watch the True Blood season finale... Which rocked.
But I happened to notice my brother's newt cage's water level was EXTREMELY low. There was barely enough to cover their bodies, and it just broke my heart. These guys have been around since I was in elementary school.... I'm guessing they're approx. 9 or 10 years of age. I read somewhere they can live as long as 30 years. I'm astonished they're still alive after this neglect. So I took them home with me. The picture below is of them about 10 minutes ago. I'm guessing their growth was stunted?
Anyway I know it's an odd question and all, but I've read certain amphibians can live with bettas. I'm starting a 10 gallon betta sorority... Is there any way I'd be able to stick them in there without problems? Are they compatible at all?
Please, don't heckle if it's an obvious no, I don't ever deal with amphibians so I would have no idea as to whether or not they would be able to fit.
I have their appox 2.5 gallon critter keeper here, and I'll be using that for the time being. But it's so nasty from all of the neglect I really don't want it in my house. Not to mention I'd rather not have another tank lying around.
Any input is appreciated, thank you.