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    Juvenile substrate

    My juveniles are now between 7-10cm in length and can eat 5mm pellets their heads are about 10mm -13mm in width would they be ok with fine play sand as a substrate?
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    My new tank design

    So I'm going to build a new tank with some spare shelving glass we've had lying around for years dimensions as follows Glass thickness 5mm Tank L2440mm x W330mm x H340mm So basically super long shallow and not very wide it would be filled to a little under the 300mm mark so it should have...
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    Are these eggs?

    Hi I think one of my axolotls has laid eggs all over my tank but i'm not sure. Today I found about 50 little see through jelly like balls pretty tough to the touch, they have smaller white and black shapes in them mostly spheres. Most are on the plants and some are stuck to the walls of the...
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    Water Changes Everyday

    So I have a 150-160 litre tank and I have been considering doing a 8 litre water change everyday as I clean out the poop from the day before. Would I need to add water ager for such a small change each day?
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    Chest fridge as an aquarium

    So here is my Idea i'm sure it won't work as I have found no info of anyone attempting it. Get a chest fridge cut a large window in the front, glue screw seal a panel of perspex as the viewing window maybe two panels one on either side for better insulation. Add holes in the sides for...
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    Help with PH

    Hi and thanks for reading. This is my situation, my tanks PH is sitting at a consistent 7.6 which as far as I know is livable but not optimal for Axolotls. I have been trying to lower it with PH down to no avail it does not budge at all. So I did some research and found that the active carbon...
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    Condensation

    I recently set up my chiller and now I have another issue, Condensation I have scoured the forums for anything on this seen a few tricks most seem in effective at least in my environment though glad wrap did work kinda. So I got the idea from my father that maybe car windscreen anti rain...
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    My tank so far

    I have a chiller and filter on the way, they will most likely be installed either under or to the left of the tank. Just looking for some plant advice I used play sand as a substrate not sure if that will support live plants I doubt it so I was looking for someone who knows of some really high...
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    Question: Matching a filter to a chiller

    Hey everyone, I need some advice on some filters that would be good to use with the Hailea Chiller 150A. I plan for my tank to be a 80 liter or 20 gallon about that size. After doing some research I have found that it either needs to be connected through a canister filter or have it's own pump...
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  • Lonewolf:
    Ok I’m new so I have a pink Axolotl and it’s a baby like two three max inches and it eats from the top and it has now been floating a while now should I be worried ?? The other one is at the bottom of the tank and the tail isint hoocked or the gills aren’t curved flowerd they seem relaxed
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    ?? I’m new owner to the type of fish
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  • Lanalotl:
    Hi I recently rescued a lotl (i did weeks of research before rescuing) Hes mabey 5 or 6 years of age..the previous owner could not remember the exact age of him. I got him from her as he was or had been picked on by his tank mate another lotl who was bough with him from every younger age, I noticed one of his gills, a middle one at the end had split in two? And is slightly more floppy? He also appears or mabey I'm just over worried to mabey have lost some feathers, is that normal to lose some?...all levels in the tank are fine, but wondered if theres and advice anyone could give me as an experienced owner to a new one.
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  • Axolotl Queen:
    @Lanalotl Sounds like the gills may have been nipped by the tank mate. If he is in his own tank and the parameters etc are all good, then he should grow them back and they should go back to full health and strength. However, depending on how old the injury is they may not fully grow back if they have been constantly nipped at.
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  • Smknmom421:
    Can anyone tell me why this is happening? We just did a water change and after freaking out and whipping around the tank, an hour later they look like this. It won't let me send a pic. The edges of their gills are white and it looks like they have skin shedding off
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  • Murk:
    That sounds like severe skin damage. If you post a thread on the forum, you can attach pictures.
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  • Murk:
    It sounds like something went wrong with the water change, so this could be very dangerous. Did you use a dechlorinator? Could it be there are traces of chlorine or soap in the water? (Or for example, in the bucket you used?)
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  • Murk:
    Normally, I would recommend taking them out of the tank asap and putting them in a tub with fresh water, but if there's something wrong with your tap water or dechlorinator, that might not help either. Do you have acces to bottled water or rain water?
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  • Sal22:
    I think my axie is dying, he’s never had any issues before, I’ve had him 3 years, today I noticed some fluffy looking stuff coming from his genital area so I took him out of his tank and did a full tank clean to make sure the water wasn’t infected as I thought it was fungus and then I noticed he had a cut on his belly which was only small about 5 hours ago and now it’s spread to all of his belly, what do I do I’m freaking out
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  • Sal22:
    Update about my axie, unfortunately he has died over night, he looked as if he was bruised allover his belly, his mucus layer had also started to come off.
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  • Ganaa:
    Anyone here from DMV?
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  • AlexisJG:
    Hi I have 2 4in juveniles (I’ve had them about 2 weeks and they are doing well I think they’ve grown a little already honestly) but I am supposed to go on a 5-6 day vacation in October about 3-4 months from now. I am wondering how I should go about their care when I am gone. I thought about putting them in separate (fairly big) containers with live plants and/or bubblers with a fan in the dark and either fridging them (my last plan) but I am hoping to to either have someone I trust come feed them and turkey baste waste out or just leave them out and clean the containers before we leave and have someone come check on them once or twice. Does any of this sound like a good or bad idea? I want the best for them. All help appreciated :)
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  • Ganaa:
    @patrickstar116, do you still have your fire salamanders?
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  • patrickstar116:
    @Ganaa, I do you may message me if you wish
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    hi.....
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  • JDeslippe21:
    Hi, so I have 2 male axolotls and about an hour ago they were both perfectly fine and now only one of them has his tail curling up and his gills are slightly curled?? But other than that they’re both acting normally
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    JDeslippe21: Hi, so I have 2 male axolotls and about an hour ago they were both perfectly fine and now only... +1
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