View Full Version : Can axolotl breeding be prevented?

28th June 2005, 06:13
I have two axolotls that I have been raising since their hatching. There are growing older and reaching the point of sexual maturity. Since they are brother and sister, I do not want them to breed (they might have already even been slightly inbred). Is there any way to prevent or discourage breeding aside from separating them into different tanks?

28th June 2005, 11:13
You could buy a tank divider and just seperate the tank into two halves. But no, other than physical seperation, there's really no way to prevent it.

28th June 2005, 17:15
By keeping the water temperature stable during the year the chance that they will breed is reduced. (only reduced not taken away)

-correct me if I'm wrong_

28th June 2005, 22:21
That is what I thought. I think I will have to separate them. Thanks a bunch for your help!

28th June 2005, 23:53
Terence - You could also let them breed and then dispose of the eggs. You don't have to let the eggs develop.

29th June 2005, 14:08
If your main concern is inbreeding don't worry. Usually their aren't any genetic problems with line breeding in axolotls.

2nd July 2005, 03:48
if you had no flat surface would that prevent it?

(Message edited by archino on July 02, 2005)

2nd July 2005, 04:13
Hell, no. Didn't in my case.

2nd July 2005, 11:05
but wouldn't the female pick up stones that are stuck to the package