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Co-hab with axolotl?

This is a discussion on Co-hab with axolotl? within the Pacific Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; My buddy tossed me a larval salamander well over a year ago and told me it was a dicamptodon. I ...

Pacific Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon) Found only in the Northwest of the United States of America, the (currently) 4 species of this genus are the largest and heaviest land-living salamanders in the world.

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My buddy tossed me a larval salamander well over a year ago and told me it was a dicamptodon. I wasn't ready to care for him, but he's been in a 10g eating worms and massivore and tadpoles happily. I want to switch up my tanks out there and was wondering if I could put him and my axolotl together in a 25g tank. Are dicamptodon aggressive? They are the same size, and I'd give plenty of hiding spots. Any help is appreciated. If I get a few replies I'll try to share a photo of the guy, maybe you could even take a swing at ID if you felt like it.



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Species mixing in a whole is bad, and especially pond dwellers like axolotls and stream dwellers lice Dicamptodon. Looking at the photos, you do have a Dicamptodon, either a neotenic adult, or a large larva. Here's an article about why you shouldn't mix species: Caudata Culture Articles - Species Mixing Disasters



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Wow, thanks for the heads up. I knew they were good at eating, hadn't considered one would try to put another of the same size into its belly! I think I will just move them both into separate, bigger tanks then.

I use deep sand beds, native aquatic mosses and plants and a sponge filter... I only change their water maybe twice a year, and I only feed them maybe once a week. Their water stays nice and cold and they only get active in the spring, breeding time. My male golden albino axolotl is ready to breed if anybody has a female around. :)



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These are pics of what I told is a dicamptodon

Second topic, feel free to merge - Dicamptodon photos



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