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Old 11th August 2018   #1
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Default New to Axolotls!

So Iíve successfully kept a planted nano tank with mainly tetras for about 4 years now and I have a bio active vivarium for my dumpy frogs who I adore but nothing has prepared me for adopting 2 cute little axolotls. They were near death when I got them so I surrendered them temporarily to a local breeder who has brought them back to health. Theyíre ready to come home soon so Iím setting up the tank to be cycled. The picture below is very sad but hopefully Iíll have a fun update in a month or so with them in their new habitat!
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Old 12th August 2018   #2
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You may already know this but use nightcrawlers as a food source for them. They look really skinny (I'm guessing from not being cared for properly before you got them) so these will fatten them up quickly. Have they put on weight since the breeder has been caring for them?
Looking forward to updates and seeing your tank!



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They have put on weight and we got lucky and their gills have grown back too! The breeder has them in low temperature and worked them up to worms :)



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Great! Keep us updated on their condition!



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Default Re: New to Axolotls!

So you asked for an update. The axolotls are doing great, their gills have almost fully grown back. And I have phase 1 of the tank cycling now, I only have half the tank set up so please dont judge too harshly, I never take on an animal I haven't read enough about to write a small book.
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Old 20th August 2018   #6
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They are looking a lot better, the leucy is gorgeous. Your tank looks pretty great so far



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I want another good hiding place at least but I'm glad the tank is looking good so far :)
Now all I need is names. They are currently Shadow and Phantom but that's from the person who let them almost die.



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