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If you’re keeping three newts or less, a 10-gallon glass tank will make a suitable home. A newt’s home should basically be set up the same way a fish tank is, but the water level needs to be lower (to prevent an escape) and places should be provided for the newt to crawl up onto when he wants to leave the water. Large rocks make good “land” areas for these tanks, giving the newt easy access to a spot to hang out on outside of the water. Gravel can make a good substrate for this type of setup, but make sure to rinse the gravel thoroughly before placing it in the tank to remove any dust. Including a few plants in your newt’s tank can really make the difference in giving the home a more naturalistic feel.


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