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Feeding Axolots While Away Question

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Hi,
I own two Axolotls which I have owned for around 2/3 months, not sure how old they were when I bought them but they were considered ‘small’ by the pet shop, they are now approximately 15cm from head to tail tip (If this isn’t enough information I can upload pictures).
I'm going away for New Years for a week and my family don’t know how to feed them, will they be safe if I give them a good feed before I go and after I return? Or should I risk having my family dropping in some meat chunks that ‘should’ be found and eaten by my Axolotls while I’m gone?
I just worry that if the Axolotls don’t find the meat left in the tank while it’s ok to eat it might go bad and cause problems for the Axolotls later.
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They are at an appropiate size that they could easily go a week without food. When I go on vacations, the last feed they get is always 2 days before I leave. This gives me the final day to remove as much waste or uneaten food as possible to reduce the risk of the water fouling.



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Really? Excellent, that's a huge relief.


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What are you feeding them at present ?



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I mainly feed them “Aqua Master Axolotl Pellets”, then a couple of times a week Axolotl specific fish meat blocks that I get from my local pet shop and the occasional earthworm.



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