The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store


Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.



Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 5th July 2016   #1
snowbutton's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 64
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: snowbutton is an unknown quantity at this point
Question What is a typical belly shape ?

I don't know if this is normal for all ages of axolotl, but whenever mine ( about two inches long ) eats his worms, his belly gets a little bigger and darker, and sort of caves in in the middle. Since I just got him two weeks ago, he did not settle down and start eating normally until maybe last week, so I suspect that he got quite skinny and is adjusting to daily food.

snowbutton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th July 2016   #2
Join Date: May 2014
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 172
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: LoriML has started on the right path
Default Re: What is a typical belly shape ?

Perfectly normal. The belly looks darker as then are younger and the skin is thinner and more translucent. It becomes less obvious as they get older.

LoriML is offline   Reply With Quote

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question: Typical cycling question Skraight Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate 1 15th April 2015 17:20
The typical husband-wife scene :P sde Off-Topic 3 2nd December 2013 20:31
Typical behaviour for an axie in the fridge shells Axolotl General Discussion 2 22nd March 2011 21:43
Typical Newt Behavior? aghiowa Newt and Salamander Help 11 9th September 2008 02:31
A typical Rana sphenocephala tank setup ? holmfridur Ranidae: True Frogs 5 15th December 2006 23:05

All times are GMT. The time now is 17:12.