follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Snake Morphology
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Bearded Dragon . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - May 25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - May 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Meyers - May 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baltimore - May 26-27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calgary Reptile Expo - May 26-27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - May 30, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Oklahoma City - June 02-03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Knoxville - June 02-03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - June 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 02, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Underground Reptiles
pool banner - $50 year

RE: siren and amphiuma care?

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Salamanders & Newts ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: celticvamp at Wed Jan 26 00:36:05 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by celticvamp ]  
   

I got a siren a long while back. I run into the same problem you have to find information on them. What I did find is they as a species have a very wide variation of possible food items. I quickly learned however the individuals however can be picky. I know a few nature centers that keep them so I spoke to them about them. The most help I found was just thinking about how they live in the wild. I keep mine in a 20L aquarium. The water level varies from a few inches to almost full depending on how many displays or presentations I do with it cuz I pour the new water in with it after the display. Of course the only real specialized treatment it gets is "NO CLORINE" water. I have a handfull of moss I threw in with it and it has fell apart and just clouded the water. Obviously this kind of animal just loves that. I have seen them in clear water displayed so I'm sure thats fine. If the water is clear I'd offer it something to hide under or in. Mine happens to like shrimp. I first fed it live ghost shrimp. Then moved to freeze dried krill. I sometimes throw aquatic turtle pellets in but I don't know if it eats them or not. I think a big trick to feeding these things is to not over feed them. The have unbelivably slow metabolisms. They can live over two years burried in mud. Good luck I really like mine and will likely get the other species to display along with the one I have.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  siren and amphiuma care? - nickjones, Sat Dec 25 05:13:47 2010 *HOT TOPIC*