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Okay so when i got my axolotls the seller told me they were lecustic.
Im now starting to think he lied, my lottle is see through with black spots all along his back and no shiny ring in his eye.
This always seems to lead to melanoid lottles?
Can anyone verify this please?


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Just to be clear, this is what the seller said "There are 3 adult Axolotls in my 4' tank, and while the female which laid the eggs is not identifiable (Leucistic or Albino)
the male is known (Leucistic) as he was observed fertilising all the eggs (he can be seen during fertilisation)
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If the picture you included in the post is the axolotl in question it is a wild type.

The male can be seen leaving a spermatophore but unless he observed its deposite and the female absorbing it then he has no idea what he is talking about. These little guys to not spawn like fish.

Axolotl genetics are not as easy as putting two leucistics together and getting all Leucistic babies. You get a mix in most cases.



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Yeah thats a picture of my little guy, thought it might help

Okay just so im clear, even if two lecustics had babies you could get melanoid or wildtype babies still?

He is saying that he has 1 male only and he is lecustic, and that the mother was either a golden albino or another lecustic.

I didnt know that melanoids or wildtypes could come from lecustics or albinos haha, i guess you learn something new everyday :)



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That's definitely a wildtype. The yellow on the head is pretty clear; melanoids usually lack yellow, in addition to 'shiny' pigments.

Chances are the mother was golden. If two leucistics spawn, all of the larvae will be leucistic. If the golden and the leucistic spawn, they'll probably be all wildtype, unless either parent is recessive for the other's trait.

The best way to determine which female laid the eggs is to ask him what color the eggs were when they were freshly laid. If they were white, the mother was albino. If they were brown/black and white, the mother was the leucistic.



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I guess my Leucistic female had spawned with my younger golden male then since she most definantly did not have all Leucistic larvae. Guess I know he is mature enough to breed.



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Oh how strange, i think im going to buy a couple eggs and raise them to be stitches friend hes only around 7-8 weeks so it should only take i would assume around 2-3 months from him being full adult, untill these are also full adult and i can introduce them to eachother :)



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