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Old 8th May 2019   #1
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Default Axolotl juvenile substrate

Hello everybody!

I'm new to this forum and i bought my first 2 axolotls last week. I want to move them into their new tank but I read something that they can't be on sand when they're young. I will add the pictures of the sand, it looks bigger than it is. It's actually 0.5 to 1.5 mm in width. The axos themselves are around 10 cm in length.

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Old 8th May 2019   #2
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the reason sand isnt suggested for axolotls under 5inches/ 12 cm is the risk for impaction (or eating too much of it to pass). since your guys are 10cm they might be ok but just be aware of the risk.

feeding them in a tub outside of the tank might reduce the risk but ive seen people who did that but still had an impaction. keep a close eye on them if you do add them to that tank, if you notice they are eating the sand (and not pooping it out) you'll need to fridge them asap to help them pass it.



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Thanks for your reply. I'll keep a real close eye on them.



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