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Food for very young axolotls

This is a discussion on Food for very young axolotls within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Besides brine shrimp and various live foods, are there other options for feeding a 2-3 cm long baby axie? I've ...

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Old 27th March 2005   #1 (permalink)
miriam
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Besides brine shrimp and various live foods, are there other options for feeding a 2-3 cm long baby axie? I've read about using pellets, but I'm not sure if he's old enough for those. The brine shrimp (either frozen or fresh) end up making a mess and clouding the water very quickly, and some easier options (like pellets) would be nice to use sometimes.

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Old 28th March 2005   #2 (permalink)
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i think they have to have their front legs grown fully and be around 1 1/2 inches long or something before they will accept non-living food. if im wrong im sure someone will correct me.

visit http://www.axolotl.org on the rearing section and it tells you there what food axie babies can have at certain stages.

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Old 30th March 2005   #3 (permalink)
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I have been reading axolotl.org, I'm just looking for some other ideas since I've had a hard time keeping up with hatching new brine shrimp every 24 hours and I don't want him to be hungry (and I dont want the tank to get dirty so quickly).

At the rate he's growing, though, he should be 1.5 inches soon--he's had front legs for a while, though I'm not sure if they're fully grown or not.



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Old 31st March 2005   #4 (permalink)
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my axie babies are growing really slowly 2.i think this is because they are at a low temp...around 16C or so. you could feed daphnia.these can be put in the water with the axies and they will just stay there til they are eaten. i think they are really good food for the babies because they are cheap and you dont spend loads of time hatching them!

good luck!



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