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Old 2nd May 2019   #1
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Hello! I got my first axolotl and I am currently letting the tank cycle before I put him/her in and Iím wondering about the substrate I put in the tank. It is sand but I donít know if it is fine enough. Would the sand be fine if it is smaller then the axolotlís waste (Incase it did get sucked up)?

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Old 13th June 2019   #2
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In general you either want sand as it passed through their digestive system (yours is probably fine if your axolotl is not a larvae) or pebbles larger than their mouths so that they can't ingest them. They are perfectly fine without any substrate as well. Makes cleaning the tank much easier.

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