Originally Posted by Padfoot
Yup, I have the crabs alone... I want to research about adding a small fish or 2, later, when I get more sand and I can raise the water level 1.5 more gallons. They do like to hide, but they come out often to do strange things... lol This is my first time having crabs.. I would like a hermit later. 8)
I like newts too. I want some, but I just haven't been able to find them. About newt, they need cooler water than fish, in a ten gal. you could keep 1.... 2 tops, depending on the species you get. They need a land part also, so you have to think about that... I like floating islands. If you do a search, you'll find some cool ideas on how to make them with foam and stuff...
Does it has to be water environment? How about a terrarium... salamanders are also cool. I like marbled salamanders, they need mostly land, but high humidity.
Also, what about frogs/toads? Check out oriental fire-bellied toads. They need a part water, part land vivarium, and they are very pretty...
Or what about a small reptile? Or a rodent... LOL... there's just sooooo many options for a 10g. But I would go with either fish, newts, crabs or toads.... lol...
I have a bunch of books on amphibians and have done research and I could keep two Fire-Bellied Newts in the tank
. They like cool water, but room temperature is fine...I just won't use a heater. I think I'm going to make it mostly aqautic with those floating cork wood islands they have for turtles plus some tall plants and branches that can stick out of the water to give them more land. And the of course some caves, rocks, and smaller plants underwater
I love frogs and toads but I've kept them before and was looking for something different...you know what I mean? I'm planning on getting African Dwarf Frogs at some point but they don't need that huge of a tank, lol.
Terrariums are fun but this tank is meant for fishies so it has a filter and everything so I wanted something aqautic
. And sadly, you can't get salamaders here unless you take them from outside or something. Yet for some reason they sell newts o_0.
Perhaps I'll go to the exotics petstore and look at all the animals to help me decide