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Do they change colour as they age?

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Hi I got some supposedly leucistic axolotl eggs and they've begun hatching but they aren't white. Do they change to the white colour when they grow bigger?
I'm going to house each separately but they're just in these containers while the rest hatch.
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I am pretty sure as they grow older they start to develop their true colours. I believe generally when they first hatch that isn't their final colour, but I may be wrong.



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Ok thanks, I hope they do turn out to be white ones.



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No problem, Hope to see pictures of them as they grow! :)



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This is what leucistics look like at that age. Remember they're a little translucent so you're actually seeing some of their internal organs through their skin.



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