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I'm quite new to this so any advice is welcome,,,iv got 6 axolotl,,,, 3x 3" 2 wild and one albino silvery flecks,,,which I rescued from an awful state,,,and 3x 2cm that are kind of albino I think but black eyes,,, only the really tiny ones aren't eating very much,,, when will they start eating frozen blood worm? Bit worried they will not want to eat ever and die



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What have you fed them so far? If you haven't done so already, I would be tempted to try them on live food like daphnia as they are unlikely to be ready to eat non moving food. The larger ones may be tempted by bloodworm or even better small bite size portions of earthworm.




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Iv tried brine shrimp baby's and live blood worm and frozen blood worm and frozen brine shrimp:-/ but they just don't seem very interested, if u look in my album you can see how big they are:-/ ohh iv ordered some live daphnia so maybe I could grow them if they eat them, what do you think?



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I would go for live daphnia as well - with only 6 axies it should be easy enough to get a colony of daphnia established.

My little ones will take frozen daphnia as well - cut a small piece off a frozen cube and drop it over the air bubbles and it circulates it around the tank. Just gets messy real quick if you feed too many.



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Thank you for the advice, hopefully daphnia will turn up soon:)



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