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Default Raising C. pyrrhogaster fully aquatic.

When my females started laying i collected the 1st 10 eggs i could find and raised them away from the adults. Up to now they've done really well on a diet of live daphnia and black mosquito larvae and i still have all 10 although one has lost a leg somehow!
Anyway this morning while cleaning their tank i noticed one starting to lose its broad tail and its gills starting to shrink so it looks like i'll soon have my 1st morphs. After reading everything i can find i've decided to try and raise them fully aquatic purely because it's easier for my partner to feed them if i'm working away from home. At the moment they have about 4" of water that's stuffed with elodea so they can reach the surface with ease, most of them have learned to hunt the mosquito larvae at the surface so thats where they stay mostly!
In the past i've raised lots of axolotls but i've never had to care for morphs so any advice is very welcome. I think it will be difficult to see them being forced against their instinct to stay aquatic but hopefully it be long before they give up and start growing!
Thanks in advance for any input
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