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This is a discussion on Enclosure - for axolotls. within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; HI guys just setting up my first ever tank which will house axolotls the tank dimensions are 70x46x40 L W ...

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HI guys just setting up my first ever tank which will house axolotls the tank dimensions are 70x46x40 L W H, question is how many axolotls would be comfortably suitable for a tank of
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Hi Leigh,

I would say one to two axolotls (two maximum) could be comfortably housed in that size tank. I think three would be a little cramped.

An adult axolotl can grow up to 14 inchs in length - give or take a few inchs (longer than 14 inchs is not common; but certainly not unheard of).



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To me those dimensions are similar to a 10 US gallon tank. A US 10 gallon tank is 24 1/4 x 8 1/2 x12 5/8 (inches) which converts into 72x22x33(cm). Your tank is a bit wider, would I would still only recommend 1 Axolotl, as the general rule is 1 Axolotl per 10 gallons.



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Does that rule of thumb apply to 10 gallons no matter what? Like, if you have 2, then you need a 20 gallon long, or will a 20 gallon tall work? Does that make sense at all? lol



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It usually applies to the length. A 20 gallon (high) is the same length as a 10 gallon tank. Since axolotls don't usually use the height of a tank as much as they do the length, a 10 gallon and 20 gallon would pretty much be the same in terms of axolotls being kept. However, a 20 gallon long is more suitable for additional axolotls as it provides a larger footprint for them to move around on.



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