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Old 7th January 2016   #1
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Hello I'm Kirby from North Carolina, Usa. I've been raising two axolotls for the past 7 months which I got when they were about 2.5 inches. They hatched about 200 eggs and kept about 25 and now have 21 1 month old axolotl babies. I make all my own food with my earthworm farm and daphina culture. I'm interested in breeding axolotls as a hobby and a little side cash . Also if anyone knows can they let me know if my baby axolotls have been eating enough thanks. Click on the links right below for some reason I cant get the pictures to work at the bottom.
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Old 7th January 2016   #3
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I usually just put in enough Daphnia to create a few swarms in the water, you'll get a better idea once you keep feeding since you'll see how fast they eat it.

See this image of my larvae feeding: http://www.caudata.org/forum/members...arvae-feeding/

You will want to make sure you use the smallest baby Daphnia so the smallest larvae can eat it, otherwise look at hatching baby brine shrimp, which is relatively easy.

Also, beware that when hatching eggs to not manage more than you can handle, otherwise you create unnecessary deaths, its always better to cull the majority of what you can not raise.

You need to ensure you have enough food, and the time to keep up with the daily watcher changes.

Once they begin to grown front and back legs you'll find them to start becoming quite cannibalistic. Limbs will be lost if you keep 21 larvae together at that stage so separating them is a must or accidents will happen. This means 'upto' 20 tubs/containers being managed daily.



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Thank you for the advice much appreciated! I'm sorry I forgot to mention also that i have them separate into groups 5 with much room for now and plan on getting individual containers. One axolotl hatching grew at almost twice the rate of all the rest and is growing little nubs for back legs. I kept him aside in his own 5 gallon tank by himself. He has started eating small cut up earth worms quite well and hope the rest will be soon.



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