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Four different sizes of sinking food pellets for Axolotls.


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Axolotl - Ambystoma mexicanum featured

Comments This is an easy animal to care for, and makes a good first amphibian for a child. They require a water temperature between 16 & 18 degrees C, barely moving water and a filtration system, though they can be kept just like a gold fish with regular partial water changes.

They appear to be totally non-aggressive, growth is a hard one to describe as it will depend on what they are being fed, and what size they are when you purchase them, but they are expected to reach full adult size at around 18 months to 2 years, though this also depends on the temperature they are kept at and what they are fed.

They are very active by nature and like to explore, though when small a little hard to find in the tank. It is advised that they are kept singly, though they can be kept together if they are around the same size and they have enough space in a tank suitable for them to avoid or get away from each other. Hides are also good for them. One alone could easily be kept in a 2 foot tank or a deep tub. You need to have enough water height for the length of the animal, so when fully grown at approx 10" to 12" it would need to be able to stretch from the bottom of the tank to the top and still be under water.

They don't like rapidly moving water, and prefer a slight disturbance on the surface, too much movement causes stress.

Though a filter is not totally necessary it is advised. A cover on the tank is recommended as they can jump and won't survive on the floor for long.

Substrate in the bottom of the tank should either be large pebbles (2cm or larger) or sand, or a mixture of both, as they will pick up the stones and can become impacted if they are swallowed and not passed.

Feeding can be anything from dried pellets of suitable size, though this is not recommended as a staple diet. Blood worms when small, water flees, crickets, meal worms, chicken when larger or pinkie mice, Molly Fish or Guppies are also good as they can actively chase them. They can get bored of their surroundings, and are attracted by movement, after time and patience they can be hand fed.


Liked about it 1. Easy to locate and purchase, and they come in different morphs.
2. Ideal as a first Amphibian.
3. About the same price as a hampster or gerbil.


Didn't like sourcing life food for them can be fun, but not impossible and they can be fed on frozen and defrosted blood worms until a decent size.


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4.0

By dracowoman2
Apr 19, 2010
 
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Axolotls are great!

Comments I have 2 male axolotls which live happily together in a 75 litre coldwater tank. They require a full tank of water as they are fully aquatic, a filtration system and barely moving water.
Axolotls are easy to care for, they do not require heating, just clean treated water and a filter.
My axolotls fed on frozen bloodworm when they were juveniles, and now eat bloodworms and earthworms alternately. These can grow to 12 inches in size so a large tank is essential, especially if you are going to keep more than 1 axolotl.
Although some people think they look ugly, axolotls can get people's attention. People take more notice of these guys then the chameleons in my house!Axolotls have no eye lids so it is important to have somewhere for them to hide if you are intending to have lights on in the tank for live plants or show. Mine have heavy clay plant pots to hide an for the 4 hours that my kight is on during the day.


Liked about it strange to look at
so ugly they are cute!
easy to look after and feed


Didn't like nothing not to like


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5.0

By clairethorn
Sep 21, 2010
 
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very strange

Comments Got a couple of these at my college, they are easy to look after, easy and cheap to feed, In my opinion i think they are boring, ugly, and look dead. but thats just my opinion


Liked about it cheap to feed
easy to maintain


Didn't like there looks


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2.5

By lil-miss-vix
Aug 12, 2010
 
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