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Old 3rd February 2017   #1
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Default New axolotl not eating

Hi, I got a new axolotl, Kirby, two days ago. I have a 45 gallon tank and I put him in it. Is that too big? It's bare bottom, the temperature is right at 60-64 degrees. He has plenty of hides. I've checked his water and all levels are good. I have bloodworms for him and he hasn't eaten. Either he has and a very small amount and I haven't noticed or he just isn't at all. Any suggestions? Just a nervous new axie mom. Should I put him in something smaller? He's only about 2 1/2-3 inches long right now. Any suggestions? I don't have a filter in with him right now, but have been siphoning out uneaten food and waste and putting in new clean water. Any advice would be GREAT! Thanks!
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How are you feeding him? Just dropped food in and letting it go all over the tank?

With him being so small still, in such a large area, you may want to put his food in a centralized location. A small dish, a plate, a bowl, a jar, etc. Something that he can go to specifically to find the food.

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