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Old 20th October 2014   #1
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Question Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

Hello, I'm getting a axolotl very soon and was wonderng if they could happen to eat boots feeder pellets for fish. (Plecostomus, catfish, stuff like that) Here's a pic of ingredients and info. Thanks!
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Old 20th October 2014   #2
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Default Re: Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

No. If you check the ingredients you'll see that most of them are plant based and the crude protein is only 34% - not good enough for axies.

You need a pellets formulated for carnivourous amphibians, at least 45% protein, and the major ingredients should be fish or invertebrates. Axolotl pellets are easy to come by, as are pellets for salmon and trout.



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Default Re: Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

Ok, thank you. Would cichlid pellets do?



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Default Re: Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

Probably not. You need to check out the ingredients and nutritional content, or get pellets specially formulated for axies.



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Default Re: Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

Ok, thanks. Do axolotls need pellets? Or can they just eat bloodworms and nightcrawlers?



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Default Re: Can Axolotls eat Bottom Feeder Pellets?

Best food will always be live earthworms (almost any type). Bloodworm is not a good staple for adults.



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