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post #1 of 8 Old 03-05-2011, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Water dog?

So I found a new FW LFS today and saw some water dog salamanders in a tank. Does anyone know anything about these? What are the minimum tank requirements? I am not sure where to post this so if it is posted in the wrong place I apologize.

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-05-2011, 10:28 PM
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I know nothing about them either, but my LFS has them too. They are so darn cute!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 10:43 AM
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The common name "water dog" can refer to various creatures, from giant salamander larvae, hellbenders, mudpuppies...some of which get very large (2-3 feet). I would suggest you google water dog and find a photo of what the store has, then research that species.

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P.S. None of these are true fish, so this thread should probably be in Vivariums? Kym, what say you?

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The common name "water dog" can refer to various creatures, from giant salamander larvae, hellbenders, mudpuppies...some of which get very large (2-3 feet). I would suggest you google water dog and find a photo of what the store has, then research that species.

Byron.

P.S. None of these are true fish, so this thread should probably be in Vivariums? Kym, what say you?
Yes, Vivariums it is.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 12:15 PM
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It is probably an Axolotl



55g-
Ancistrus triradiatus x1
Ancistrus sp. Albino x1
Apistogramma cacautoides "Orange Flash"(Cockatoo Cichlid)x2
Corydoras paleatus (Peppered Cory Cat) x3
Hyphessobrycon eques (Red Serpae Tetra) x6
Ilyodon furcidens x3
Monodactylus sebae (Mono) x1
Pimelodus pictus (Pictus Cat) x1
Pterophyllum scalare(Angelfish) x5
Trichogaster fasciata (Banded Gourami) x2
Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami) x3

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Ambystoma mexicanum x3




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post #6 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 12:30 PM
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Whoa, what a face! Definitely not what I was picturing. I was thinking the warm and fuzzy face of a salamander or newt. That Axolotl is scary looking, lol.

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 03:08 PM
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I got some eggs 20 days ago and they just hatched, you can follow the full development of them via my blog


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post #8 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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It is probably an Axolotl


These are them except the ones I saw were very dark colored.

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