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Hi guys! My little guy is almost a year old now and iíve noticed heís still very small. Heís maybe 10 or 12cm and hasnít grown for a while, he had a big growth spurt at about 6 months but seems to have stopped.

He eats very well, poops well, his water parameters are fine and the filter output isnít too strong. He seemed very happy and Iím not worried about him I just wondered if itís normal? Or if perhaps heís pygmy?

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Default Re: Axolotl size: can they be pygmy?

There are others with small axies. You can dig around in the axie section and find stuff. Post a pic! Usually a small one is due to some type of genetic abnormality which may make a great pet but is not good to breed, as it weakens the already weaker captive bred stock. Captives are in general weaker because genetic weaknesses which would normally not allow them to survive in the wild don't necessarily get bred out, because of the easy captive life.

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