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Help please? How old is my axolotl?

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Default Help please? How old is my axolotl?

Hey guys,

First time axolotl owner here. I've been trolling this forum since I got my little axie, and you guys have answered so many questions for me :)

I'm wondering if someone can help me figure out how old my juvenile is. I bought him (her? probably too young to tell) about 7 weeks ago at a local fish auction. It was a total impulse buy, I'd never even heard of an axolotl, but I'm an experienced fish keeper and at the time it looked cool. I've been learning on the fly, and I absolutely love this little monster. I'm so happy I brought him into my home. His name is Toothless (at the time I thought it was original).

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Tootheless was about 2 inches long when I bought him, and he's already 6 inches long. Growing 4 inches in 7 weeks seems so fast to me! Do all axolotls grow this quick, or should I just be prepared to have a monster on my hands?

Thanks for your help :)



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Those pictures won't open, but you can reckon on an inch per month, but yours is growing fast. At 6" you'd normally expect the axie to be 5-6 months, but yours may be a little younger, maybe 4-5 months.



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Whoops, lets try these photos again. (Is there a way to edit a post?)

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