Thread: Question: Prevention of Breeding?

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Old 11th February 2016   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Prevention of Breeding?

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Originally Posted by AxolotlChris View Post
I read that Axolotls eating other Axolotls can cause deformed/odd growth, is this right ?


It's been discussed that each batch of eggs will have a subset group being much smaller in size due to a lesser growth rate. This can be advantageous for the larger more robust growing axolotls in times of food scarcity where they can predate on their smaller siblings for survival. However, to address your question, I don't believe cannibalism alone would cause any growth abnormalities, unless there were other factors around malnutrition.
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