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Other tank inhabitants RE: ID new caecilian?

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Posted by: caecilianman02 at Mon May 9 15:15:49 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by caecilianman02 ]  
   

Hi:

Yep, It's a very large, possibly gravid, T. natans. All aquatic caecilians currently imported into the U.S.A. are this species. They are indeed illegal to own or import, but somehow, many wholesalers manage to still import them. I have kept about 5 T. natans, and all accepted bloodworms, waxworms, small earthworms, blackworms... and glassworms. They are very secretive, and mine usually emerged only at night. Yours will probably not harm the tropical fish; most caecilians are too slow in the water to catch something as fast as a live fish.
Both the aquatic and terrestrial species that I have kept were very fascinating. Please try keeping some notes on what you observe, as this is what I have done, and have found the end result to be very precious. Little is known about these mysterious amphibians, as I mentioned earlier. I hope to one day study them in their natural habitat.
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1.0 Western green toad
1.1 green treefrogs
1.0 Florida blue garter snake
1.1 Oriental fire-bellied toads
1.0 American bullfrog
0.1 Spanish ribbed newt
0.0.1 Eastern ribbon snake
1.1 red-cheeked mud turtles
0.1 Dubia day gecko
1.0 Sonoran gopher snake
1.1 rough green snakes
1.1 giant African black millipedes
1.0 Okeetee corn snake
0.1 Albino African clawed frog
1.0 Kenyan sand boa
0.0.1 Argentine flame-bellied toadlet
0.0.1 African bullfrog
1.0 yellow * Everglades rat snake intergrade
1.1 Western hognose snakes
1.2 fire salamanders
1.1 scarlet kingsnakes
0.0.1 scarlet snake
0.0.1 Argentine horned frog
1.1 Southern ringneck snakes
0.0.1 night snake
0.0.1 Florida brown snake
0.1 Pine woods snake
1.0 rough earth snake
0.1 (parthenogenic) Brahminy blind snake
0.1 Northern brown snake
1.1 Eastern worm snakes


   

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