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Jess
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Hi!

I have a 55 litre tank (14.5 gallons). Would this be an acceptable size for a juvenile axolotl? If so, what size/age of the axolotl would I need to upgrade the size? Iíll be getting a bigger tank next year regardless but I just wanted to know when I definitely should start thinking about doing that. Also, what is an ideal tank size for an adult?

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Good rule of thumb is 20 gallons for the first axolotl + 10 for each additional. A juvi should be ok in that tank, when I first got my 5-6" he was in a 10 gallon for about two months before I was able to upgrade and he didn't seem uncomfortable, but when I did move him to a 29 he used the space!



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I agree with Giusppe! My tank is a 33 gallon and my juvenile (5 inches) uses up all of the space that he's given as well as all of the hides that are scattered around.



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