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Conversation Between aqua001 and Gizmothefreaky
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  1. Gizmothefreaky
    09-06-2012 02:15 PM - permalink
    Lmao!! They are amazing little critters for sure! You will not be dissapointed!
  2. aqua001
    09-06-2012 01:56 PM - permalink
    Alright. Thanks! I'm soooooooo addicted now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Gizmothefreaky
    09-05-2012 01:16 AM - permalink
    40 is a little low... I wouldn't let the water drop below 60 on average, any more below that and their metabolism slows way down and they may now eat. Of the water is 40 in your basement you will need an adjustable heater to bring it up to at least 65. :)

    And my babies haven't even hatched, so no worries. Lol
  4. aqua001
    09-04-2012 06:21 PM - permalink
    Do you think 40 degrees will be ok? I read on another site that the water should not go below 60 so I wasn't sure. I can't believe they go in the fridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely consider one of your babies but don't hold anything yet:)!
  5. Gizmothefreaky
    09-03-2012 07:10 PM - permalink
    I don't know of any breeders in your area, though mine just mated and had eggs, so I could sell you some once they were big enough?

    Considering they go in the fridge when being medicated, they can handle, and even prefer, cold water. It is warm water you have to worry about as that can stress and kill them.

    They prefer low to medium lighting, so being in the dark for long periods won't bother them at all. Lol
  6. aqua001
    09-03-2012 06:34 PM - permalink
    Another question: What is the coldest temp they can be kept at? I was thinking about putting them in my basement(don't worry, we go down there all the time and it is finished and cozy so I will not forget about them) because no other part of my house is ever below 70 degrees (except the winter) so the basement is my only choice. Another thing is: you they require a certain about of light? My basement is dark and only lit for about 1-2 hours a day (which is the time that we play down there) so the tank won't be getting a whole lot of light.

  7. aqua001
    09-03-2012 06:18 PM - permalink
    I can't find a good breeder. Is there one that you recommend? School is starting tomorrow and I am soooooooo scared!!!
  8. Gizmothefreaky
    09-02-2012 09:41 PM - permalink
    I we'd mine white cloud mountain minnows and rosey red minnows, I imagine they could eat talapia, as it is very lean, but I have only ever fed mine live fish.

    They do stay under water their whole lives as well. :) I don't mind answering the questions either! Love talking about them.
  9. aqua001
    09-02-2012 08:07 PM - permalink
    Thanks! What kind of fish do they eat? They stay in the water for their whole life, right? Sorry for so many questions, I just never want to buy a pet on impulse again :)
  10. Gizmothefreaky
    09-02-2012 08:00 PM - permalink
    It is really almost impossible to sex them until they are fully mature... Until last night I thought both of mine were female. Lol! Best place to get them is from a breeder, or a very good pet shop.

    A ten gallon is a great home for one adult, and I fill my tank to the top, they like to swim and often will float around.

    They do best with very large river stones (bigger than their heads so they can't swallow them), a bare bottom, or sand. Never anything else.

    While Axolotl pellets are great, don't forget to suppliment with earthworms, blood worms, and fish (live or finely chopped lean meat fish).

    And yes, they do need an air pump. Lol they have gills.
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