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Old 4th October 2008   #1
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Default how to encourage my axie to grow?

hi guys, on the axolotl.org forum its says "I've raised axolotls to 26 cm in 7 months, but that's exceptionally fast." now i have had a wild type axolotl for a good few months (it must be about 5 months going on 6) and its still tiny (i am sure less than 15cm) i feed it everyday with worms and occasionally treat it to a bit of bloodworm but its still its not growing.

How did this gentleman get his to grow so fast, i dont plan on making it do the same i just want to 'kick start' it into growing bigger if possible.



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Old 4th October 2008   #2
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Perhaps varying its diet some more might help to give him the extra nutrients required to grow, but other than that I think you'll just need patience. Axolotls growth really depends on genetics, so some grow quickly and some don't. It's like trying to get a short person to become really tall.



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Default Re: how to incourage my axie to grow?

thanks, i knew it would just be a normal thing but i was curious as to how the growth process could be sped up. I will try varying its diet a bit more aswell to see if it helps though



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Default Re: how to incourage my axie to grow?

Put fertaliser in his tank LOL!

Kiddin...don't lol



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Default Re: how to incourage my axie to grow?

Mine axolotl is about 25cm long and he is about 1.5 years old, and I think he is still keeping growing, but not as fast as before. When I got him he was about 7cm long. He were growing very fast from 5-6 till 11-12 months old.



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Water temperature will also play a role in growth. If the tank is very cold, the animal will be slower to grow (but no less healthy) than an animal kept in a tank on the warmer end of axolotl temperature range.



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