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Axolotis????

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
 
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Axolotis????

i saw these creatures for the first time today and im fascinated, what are they really? are they easy to keep? are they good pets? does anyone have one?
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
 
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Axolotls are a species of salamander that displays neoteny. This means that the adults retain characteristics of the juveniles. Typically adult salamanders lose their gills; axolotls (and other neotonic salamanders keep them. Thus they are completely aquatic. They can be kept as pets but require large tanks (around 50 gal for a pair) and specialized housing such as specific substrate and lower than average temp. They are native to Mexico but are almost extinct in their native habitat.

I did a bit of research into them a while back because I wanted to keep salamanders, but I found it would be easier to collect and keep some local specimens due to size requirements. But in my studies I came across this great website Axolotls: The Fascinating Mexican Axolotl and the Tiger Salamander
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
 
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I responded to the same question in another of Amy's threads, and said much the same thing only using different words.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #4
 
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theyre both great answers i love all animals and love finding something new
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