I've got a 60 gallon long aquarium sitting in my garage...it was free at a garage sale so I figured why not! It came with the bubbler and some other stuff, and I've rinsed it with the hose. I just purchase a dip net from Wal-Mart, figured I might try my hand at catching Amphiumas. So my questions are:
1.what do they eat?
2.will 60 g be enough?
3.what kind of substrate do they need at the bottom of the water?
5.do they need any land area?
8.is there anything else I need to know?
If someone could also direct me to a care sheet (if there are any), that would be fine too. Thanks!
Captive care and husbandry discussions.
Moderator: Scott Waters
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Thanks!craigb wrote:http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatrepti ... XyBq43bIdU
http://amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphib_query ... cies=means
But to each his own....
Go for it!!!!
And they are kinda gross, but I really like to educate people about some of our lesser known animals.
to Craig's list of great resources, I would add Caudata.org:
I kept a large (42 inch) Three Toed Amphiuma for many years. He thrived in a 60 gallon aquarium. Just a good filter that he cant get sucked into, a gravel substrate that can be vacuumed and a few nice rock caves were all that he needed. He fed on f/t baby quail and ducklings without hesitation as well as a variety of inverts. In the wild they spend a lot of time burrowed into the thick muck and mire of the swamp, but due to the fact that it is messy and difficult to see into, I opted for gravel. I also threw in oak leaves and some pieces of driftwood to help tinge the water to a nice "tea" color.