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Old 5th December 2018   #1
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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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Old 5th December 2018   #2
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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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Old 10th December 2018   #3
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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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Do any of you have experience housing 3x juvi axolotl in a 29 gallon tank? 30x12x18 is my set up and I currently have 2x axolotl around 6 inches. Seems like the tank is really still big for them and has excess water since my tank is high. Would adding another juvi be ok?



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Personally I wouldn't add another. The two in there will fill out the tank better eventually and they will appreciate the room and itll be easier to keep params safe. Usually you want a tank that has more floor space than height, but I also use a tall tank and in order to help the axi use all the space I use suction cup ledges and turtle docks to give them more levels for walking/resting room



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