hi, ive just got a new pet hes a barred tiger salamander (Corneilias) hes about 8-10cm long and grows to a size of up to 14"..does anyone have any experience with these amphibians? e.g care and do the males grow bigger then the females? ive gotten as much info as i could before i got him , i just wanna know from hands on experience. thanx!
I had a look in my book but could not see the one that fits your description..maybe it's a new strain but there is that's pretty close.
Tiger Salamander.[ Ambystoma Tigrinum] they both seem to grow to the same size. 5-8 ins. Found in the United States. It spends most of the year on land,where it digs tunnels in the earth and winters in holes in the ground;it usually breeds in the early spring. The male produces several spermatophores,which the female takes up into her vent. Quite soon afterwards she lays several clumps of eggs on water plants,and incubation lasts 2-3 weeks. The fully grown larva is 7-91/2 ins long and has three pairs of branched external gills and a crest along the back and tail. This larva can itself become sexually mature and reproduce by neoteny. If the ponds they are living in dry out,or if they are fed with thyroid,the larvae complete their development to the adult stage.