This is a picture of my salamander Cricket when I first got him. He had a big tail fin and he was all grayish-brown colored.
This is a picture of him from a few days ago. If you look closely you can see that he has spots all over his tail and his tail fin is smaller. He is also starting to climb out of the water onto his rocks.
This picture is from about 30-45 minutes ago. This is the first time that I've seen Cricket with his gills out of the water. He climbed out all by himself. He's turning into a Tiger Salamander !