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Old 17th July 2019   #1
Revelry
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Exclamation New Axolotl Won't Eat!

Hello!
I brought home a new, adult axolotl about a week ago. He seems very relaxed and energetic but he has not yet eaten anything. I have tried frozen bloodworms, live earthworms, and this weird frozen shrimp-mush 'axolotl food' from my local pet shop. Yesterday, I bought six white clouds, hoping that he would chase and eat them but so far he has ignored them. I have tried waving the food in front of his face, tickling his nose with it, and leaving it in the tank all day/overnight.
The water quality is fine and the temperature is about 17-18 degrees Celsius.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might encourage him to eat?



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Old 17th July 2019   #2
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Default Re: New Axolotl Won't Eat!

its not uncommon for them to "throw a fit" when they get moved or the tank gets rearranged so maybe thats all this is, if your 'lotl is a healthy size they should be ok going without food for a bit.
im sure those minnows will tempt them once they chill out :)
fingers crossed it works itself out in the next few days



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Old 30th July 2019   #3
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Thanks for the advice! My axolotl has now eaten three of the minnows and yesterday he ate an earthworm. Looks like I was worrying over nothing :)



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