Common Name: Spanish Ribbed Newt
Scientific Name: Pleurodeles waltl
Origin: Native to Spain and Portugal (the Iberian Peninsula) south to the northwest coast of Morocco.
Lifespan: 7-10 years
A 15 gallon tank is usually fine for one pair of adults. For each additional newt, you should increase the size of your tank and the amount of water by 5 gallons. The water should be deep enough to enable free swimming--around 10" (deeper if you are breeding a pair).
The Spanish ribbed newt does well in cooler water. The temperature is best kept between 60-68° F. The species can tolerate up to 72° F without issue. Water temperatures above this, however, will stress your animal and is not healthy.