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Old 24th February 2017   #1
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Question What metals are toxic to axolotls?

Hi! I'm planning on getting an axolotl soon and I'm getting supplies for it. I really like pottery, so I'd like to make a hiding spot for my axolotl myself, but I know that axolotls are sensitive to metals and some pottery glazes have metal in them!
I know for sure that axolotls can't have anything with copper or manganese in them, but are there any other specific metals that axolotls shouldn't be exposed to? or is it safe to say that they shouldn't have any metals at all in the tank? if that's the case I will just glaze the hiding spot with a clear glaze, which is just glass. better safe than sorry u know?
also, is there anything in clay that the axolotl could be sensitive to? I can't see why because clay is pretty much just fancy mud, but not all clay is made equal so I'd just like to be super sure! I want to make sure I don't accidentally hurt the axolotl!
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