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Old 27th May 2014   #1
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Question Axolotl doing handstands?

Lately my axolotl has been standing on his hands and floating mid-water grabbing one of the plants. Is this normal behavior??



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Old 27th May 2014   #2
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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

My axie's back legs sometimes float up while his front legs stay on the bottom of the tank and usually when he's about to pass waste or just a bit gassy.



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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

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Lately my axolotl has been standing on his hands and floating mid-water grabbing one of the plants. Is this normal behavior??
Was it sort of like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsrHJ0r2zg8



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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

This is know as 'floaty bum syndrome' and is usually caused by gas or constipation. It usually passes when they poop.

Or it could just be your axie likes it.



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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

It looks like the video that was posted by Jonjey.



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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

In that case, your axie probably just enjoys it. My lotl is forever hanging off his plants, balancing on various random limbs in the oddest positions. I think he just likes being weird.



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Default Re: Axolotl doing handstands?

Yes, my one axolotl is also forever contorting herself into weird positions in strange locations in the tank.

Axolotls are weird.

Weird animal, or weirdest animal? :)



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