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Old 30th July 2011   #1
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Default New axolotl tank!! Carl the axolotl

My new axolotl tank let me know if you have any suggestions thanks!! Its a 29G tank with lots of plants, an axolotl, 4 guppies and a pleco. I have another axolotl coming! I will post an update. He is a leucistic axolot and im getting a golden albino axolotl.

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Old 30th July 2011   #2
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Default Re: New axolotl tank!! Carl the axolotl

Nice setup, but mixing fish and axies isn't a good idea. Have a look at the Species Mixing Distastes page.
Not only do they have very different requirements (temperature, etc), the fish will nibble on your axies gills, and your axie may eat them. Either way, it isn't going to end well.
I highly suggest you get another tank to put the fish in.

Other than that, very nice setup. Loved the hand presentation at the beginning.



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Default Re: New axolotl tank!! Carl the axolotl

Sarah is right for the most part. The fish you have (and all other sucking fish in particular) are really dangerous for axies because they suck off their skin leaving horrible sores which often kill your axie (see disaster page mentioned above).

However, there are certain fish that many axie owners have tried, myself included, that have proven much safER (still always a small risk though) for axolotls.

Guppies, Minnows, Mollies and Platys are the ones I have heard of and tried myself. If you want to keep fish with axies, dont keep too many (less than 5 for sure) at once (they'll get eaten eventually) or the risk to your axolotl will increase greatly.

As your axie is so small, I'd go with minnows or guppies to be safe. Definitely no plecos though!

Hope that helped! :)



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Default Re: New axolotl tank!! Carl the axolotl

Thanks for the feed back guys i have had the pleco in there a month and they sit next to eachother and there tails will touch and neither will be startled. I have just been watching all the fish to make sure they are not aggressive toward Carl. The guppies are just to look at for now and food for later(all 3 females are pregnant i now have a breeder net in the tank for them to birth). I have heard that the fish can think the axies gills are bloodworms but in the month I have had them in there they have not tried biting him at all. They are actually scared of him. haha:) The second I see one of the fish show any signs of aggression toward Carl they are going to the turtle tank.



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