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post #1 of 16 Old 06-06-2014, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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My Axolotl tank

We just set up a new axolotl tank.





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post #2 of 16 Old 06-06-2014, 04:40 PM
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Love it!! Are they really hard to keep?

Any chance we can get a full tank shot?

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post #3 of 16 Old 06-06-2014, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! They are fairly easy to keep. The main problem seems to be keeping a cool tank. Axolotl do not do well in temps over 20c. Cool water species. Many of the betta keeping things are true for these guys as far as water changes and keeping ammonia ect. at bay. They enjoy a cycled tank and start out with bbs and microworms then bloodworms and as adults love earthworms. Fascinating species that is virtually extinct in the wild. They can regrow limbs. I will try to get a full tank shot and maybe one of my bigger girl Sally Mander who is in her own tank.

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Thanks! They are fairly easy to keep. The main problem seems to be keeping a cool tank. Axolotl do not do well in temps over 20c. Cool water species. Many of the betta keeping things are true for these guys as far as water changes and keeping ammonia ect. at bay. They enjoy a cycled tank and start out with bbs and microworms then bloodworms and as adults love earthworms. Fascinating species that is virtually extinct in the wild. They can regrow limbs. I will try to get a full tank shot and maybe one of my bigger girl Sally Mander who is in her own tank.
Sally Mander That just made me smile.

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Worm fight. the battle went on for over an hour for this worm.




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post #6 of 16 Old 06-15-2014, 12:35 AM
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Wow, i didn't know you could keep a whole bunch of them together. Most people advise to keep them singular or in a pair in a large tank, have you found any problems??

Fantastic pics BTW, love the tank!

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Thanks! Yes I have seen sites that recommend not keeping them together. I have found you can but they have to be very close to the same size. Once they get bigger they don't have cannibalistic tendencies anymore. Its also important to keep them well fed so they don't feel the need to chomp on each others feet or gills. So far I haven't had any problems keeping the group together as they have gotten along very well. I try to keep the water clean by doing a 50% water change 2x per week.
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post #8 of 16 Old 06-20-2014, 07:25 AM
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Wow, ok! I really learnt something new today! :)

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-17-2014, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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The Axolotl gang outgrew the 35g and now are all together in a 75g tank. Sally Mander is happy to have friends now and make axie stacks with. Moving this species to a new tank seemed very stressful for them. There are caves and hides to keep them comfortable and a big feed of earthworms has got them smiling again.








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