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New to the community, few concerns

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Hello everybody,
I am a new owner of axolotl's with a few more on the way. From my research I noted that they are to be fed every other day, but with juveniles of other species it is suggested everyday, so I am unsure whether or not to feed them daily until they are older. Another concern I have is that one of the Axolotl's I received either has no eyes or they are white. I noticed that it is notorious for swimming into the glass and the hide, not sure whether it is blind or still adjusting to the environment.
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Basically you want to aim for the axolotl's belly to be as wide as the width of their head. If their belly width is smaller than the width of their head, increase how often you feed them. For juveniles I would feed every day. Once they become adults, you can decrease their feeds to every other day or even every two to three days.

Are you able to post a picture of the eyes? Axolotls normally don't have great eyesight and don't have good brakes and tend to run into tank walls and objects even when they have normal eyes so I don't think that is anything to worry about



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