I expect to receive three of these:
Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newts
and three of these:
Anderson's Aquatic Salamanders http://www.caudata.org/cc/species/Ambystoma/A_andersoni.shtml
and three of these:
Iberian (Spanish) Ribbed Newts
Now they may look more like newts or salamanders than they do like an investment but I am hopeful I will be able to breed them and get some return on the money I paid for them. How much did I pay? Don't bother asking because I don't know if I want to say just in case my wife sees this. I know there is not much chance of my wife ever taking enough interest in my life to read my blog but my daughter or son might see it and show it to her, so I don't want to let on that I paid $320 shipped for all nine of them.
I have recently seen the Andersons's Aquatic Salamanders (Ambystoma andersoni) going for as
As for the Iberian Ribbed Newts (Pleurodeles waltl), did you look at the pics in the link and see the one in the guys hand? I hope to do likewise with them and breed them - if I cannot sell em I could always roast em and eat em, they are sure big enough. I also plan to do the same with the Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newts (Cynops cyanurus) of which I already have a trio. No, I do not mean I plan to roast em and eat em - I plan to breed them to; I hope to breed the ones I have already by next spring and the new ones the following year at the latest. I would have already tried breeding them this past spring but was away in Phoenix for a few months and missed the opportunity.
I have new tank set-ups ready for the Iberian Ribbed newts and the Anderson's Aquatic Salamanders - and depending on size, the new Blue Tailed Newts may go in the tank with my existing trio - otherwise they get a new tank too. When I say depending on size, I mean that if they are big enough not to be cannibalized by the others then they can stay together. The other two species will get their own tanks for sure.
All the best,