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How many Axolotls can live in a tank 120cm long and 60cm long?

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Want to get a new Axolotl tank for my birthday. It will be 120cm long, 60cm wide and I'm currently unsure how tall. How many Axolotls could live in there? If you could also add some basic Axie info it would be greatly appriciated!
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haha Matt you must have asked this question a thousand times in this last week!

Please read this page: http://www.axolotl.org/housing.htm

You will also be able to find all the basic info you need at www.axolotl.org.

Good luck,

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Want to get a new Axolotl tank for my birthday. It will be 120cm long, 60cm wide and I'm currently unsure how tall. How many Axolotls could live in there?
4ft by 2ft. I've kept four 9-10" Axolotls in a 4ft tank with no problems - just don't over crowd it with decorations.
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Hi Matt,

one thing you need to realize is that the more axies you have the greater the bio load, so you will have to be really diligent with spot cleaning and water changes.

If you are a beginner try and start with two, they will love all that space to roam around, and when you get the hang of things after a few months or whatever you can add a couple. You will need to quarantine any axies or fish for 30 days before introducing them to your tank.

Also remember that if you have males and females they will more than likely breed and one morning you will get up and find your tank covered in eggs. Are you ready to either let the eggs fend for themselves in the tank or raise a lot of very hungry larvae.

There is a lot to consider but mainly your pets well being. So please think things through before making your decision.
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Hi Matt,

I have four axies in a 1000mm (3 1/2ft tank) It is 18in deep and filled to about 3in from the top. I have three cave structures and a tree stump with roots for them to hide in.

My tank is fully cycled and I clean it every 2 weeks and spot clean in between apart from that and a feed every third day it pretty well looks after itself. I travel overseas alot with my job, I have 5 boys who look after them sort of when I'm away and they are all fit and healthy the axies that is.

Basic axie info, Axies prefer cool climates about 14-18 Celsius is good above 20 and you can start to get hassles like fungus and heat stress. Don't have anything in your tank that your axie can fit in its mouth this includes other small axies. Juvenile axolotls tend to be more aggressive. When they become sexually mature the tips of their toes darken in light coloured axies and lighten in dark coloured axies. Axolotls are solitary creatures although they handle companions they won't care if they are on their own.

Whilst some keepers and breeders use feeder fish and have tank mates, many won't because of the risk of damage and introducing disease. Anything you put in your tank must be boiled if it is a rock or quarentined for 30 days if it is a live plant, fish, snail or other axie.

Do have a look at www.axolotl.org it has all this info and more.

Good luck and I hope you get a new tank for your birthday.
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