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warpedmind41
28th September 2009, 04:23
Hi!

I would really like to purchase an axolotl or two in the near future. As far as I know, I have what I need to start up a tank for it, minus plants and and hiding spots.

I currently have a 29 gallon and two 10 gallons, but I am only going to dedicate the 29 and one of the 10 gallons to this, because I need the other as a quarantine tank for my 55 gallon freshwater aquarium. I have a hood with a light, but I understand they don't really like light, so I will not keep it on very often. I have a stand that is already placed in the coldest room in my house, away from a window. I have a sandy substrate. I have heaters, but I will just put those away for now, since they don't need them. I have thermometers. And I have filters for each one.

I was wondering if I could put two in the 29 gallon one, or would that not work out well? Could I put a young one in the 10 gallon?

Other than plants and hiding places, what else would I need?

Do I need air stones? Because I have four extra ones right now.

Are there any sorts of fish I could put in there that wouldn't end up as food, as long as I keep the axolotl well fed?

What sort of food and where can I get the food? Can you get food for them at Petsmart or Petco? Or do you have to go to an LFS? I just moved to a new house and I have no idea where any LFS's are here.

Can anyone give me any additional information I could use, based on their personal experiences?

Greatwtehunter
28th September 2009, 04:33
I would say you need a test kit but I would assume since you have a 55 gallon fish tank then you already have that.

You could use an air stone, they never hurt to have.

As for fish, I would either stick to guppies or white cloud minnows and just hope they don't get eaten.

Worms will be your best bet for food. You can get these at Gas stations, convenient stores, and even Wal-mart (in the sporting goods section).

warpedmind41
28th September 2009, 04:39
I do have a test kit, I actually just got it today(the aquarium was set up yesterday).

I have never seen the white cloud minnows before, or I don't recognize the name, at least. Are those are petco and petsmart?

And worms are okay? Those night crawlers at Warlmart are good to give to them? I figured they were, I just wasn't sure.

Thanks for the info!

SludgeMunkey
28th September 2009, 04:42
The Axolotl Website (http://www.axolotl.org/)

The Axolotl Sanctuary (http://www.caudata.org/axolotl-sanctuary/)

Caudata Culture (http://www.caudata.org/cc/)

Greatwtehunter
28th September 2009, 04:45
Their scientific name is Tanichthys albonubes. A few other common names they go by are meteor minnows and chinese danio.

warpedmind41
28th September 2009, 04:54
The Axolotl Website (http://www.axolotl.org/)

The Axolotl Sanctuary (http://www.caudata.org/axolotl-sanctuary/)

Caudata Culture (http://www.caudata.org/cc/)
Sorry, I wasn't looking for websites to go to. Although I have been to the first one and read it already. I was looking a bit more for personal stories and experience, not websites, thank you though.

warpedmind41
28th September 2009, 04:56
Their scientific name is Tanichthys albonubes. A few other common names they go by are meteor minnows and chinese danio.
Ohh, alright. I'll look for them next time I head to a petstore. :D Thank you.