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This is a discussion on axolotls and other fish within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I have an axolotl and also in a seperate larger tank some tropical fish: loaches, silver sharks, and angel fish. ...

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Old 4th January 2009   #1 (permalink)
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I have an axolotl and also in a seperate larger tank some tropical fish: loaches, silver sharks, and angel fish. Can I put my axie in with these fish. The water temp is at 26degrees.
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Absolutely not. Firstly, that is way to warm for an axolotl. Ideally, axies should be kept at 14-18C. Secondly, axies aren't tropical animals!!

Axolotls are animals that should not have any tank mates (unless it is another axie of a similar size). Either the axie will eat all of your other fish or the fish could have spines or barbs that will injury an axolotl when it gets eaten. Some fish might also 'attack' your axie because the gills can be mistaken for bloodworms or the fish could damage the slime coat on your axie.

Check this out

http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/M...isasters.shtml

http://www.caudata.org/cc/species/Am...exicanum.shtml -scroll down to housing

Hope this helps!!
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Just to add my two cents and show that majority rules - keeping fish with axolotls is dangerous and deadly.

Not a good idea.

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