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Tiger Salamander & Axolotl (Ambystoma tigrinum, A. mavortium spp, etc.) The Tiger Salamanders and the Axolotl are so popular amongst hobbyists that they have been given their own topic. If you're particularly interested in the Axolotl, there is a large section of the forum devoted mainly to beginner Axolotl enthusiasts (not this topic).

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Old 26th November 2002   #1
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I have 1 month old wildtype axolotl larvae at the moment and I had read somewhere about raising them in individual containers,has anyone had any experience of this? I have sorted mine into 3 seperate tanks according to size and all doing well.Just wondered if there was anything in this individual housing.



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The idea with the single-cup method is that the larvae are never in competition for food, and cannot stress each other. Also it allows for a totally complete clean-out of each container every day or two. I use a modified version of this. I keep 5-10 larvae of similar size per container, with no airation except for the open top. Each container is the bottom half of a 1-gallon plastic jug. I do a 100% water change daily (starting when they begin to be fed), and wipe out the inside of the container every few days. I return them to a tank setup when they are old enough to hunt down whole blackworms.

Amazing, the 100% water changes and pouring larvae back and forth among containers doesn't harm them at all.

I had a batch of Triturus larvae last year that were in a tank, and all dieing from fungus infections. When I switched to using this jug method, I had much better survival.



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I reared fire salamander larvae in margarine tubs
2 to a tub. I also put in a small piece of moss
which they semmed to like to lie under for cover.
I used this method because as they grew they became very aggressive and started grabbing each other at feeding time.DO baby sallies get aggressive as they grow?



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thanks for the info guys Click the image to open in full size.



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