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Old 12-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Axolotl

Be recently fallen in love with the idea of having a pet axolotl. I know that they can't be kept in the same tank as my tropical fish due to various reasons but what size tank should I be looking at? Any information about anything to do with axolotl's would be really helpful
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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I think a 10-20 gallon tank could hold a single axolotl. I would use sand for substrate and feed it hikari sinking carnivore pellets and ghost shrimp
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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They need cooler water as well
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Did you ever get you Axolotl... If you did i would really like some info about them been doing my homework on them but i want someone personal point of view.
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I would go 20 gal minimum for one feeding is quiet messy fish stores will tell you to use large river pebbles don't do it. Your nitrates will go thru the roof. They are a cold water animal they can't usually be housed with other fish as they may become food or sadly you may lose your axolotl. Also they don't like a lot of flow have lots of hiding spaces as well. I taught mine to eat out of my hand he would swim over to me just to eat.
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Is sand a good substrate for axolotl's because I've heard that it is?
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #8
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Sand is good as long as it's not sharp. If they ingest it the sand should pass with no issue
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Do I need to put an airstone in the tank? And would a small filter be enough or would it be better to put a bigger one in?
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They aren't very good swimmers so it's good to have something that won't blast them. I wouldn't do the air stone unless it's for looks. For the filter I would get something suitable for the tank size, you can increase water changes to make up for it or get a larger filter and slow the flow
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