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Old 12th January 2019   #1
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Question Inbreeding in axolotls

Hello from the UK,

Our two axolotyls were given to us by a teacher friend in June. They were about 4 or 5 months old then and were from the same clutch of eggs. Just before Christmas we found eggs in the tank and voila, almost all of them hatched. We had around 50 but have had around 10 per cent die off since the tadpoles were born.

I am wondering how much the fact that these tadpoles are the offspring of brother and sister will have on their health, both in the short term and long term. I don't think the mother and father were closely related, dad was a golden albino and the mum a wild type. We have around 25 per cent very pale ones which i suppose is to be expected. These seem quite a bit smaller than the others and we have had a very slightly higher die off in these.

All in all though so far the tadpoles seem really healthy and I am wondering what I am going to do with them!

Any thoughts greatfully received.

June and Isabella



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