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  1. iSuzie

    Rectangle egg sacks, round eggs??

    Okay so this is by far not my first lot of eggs or first time breeding/rearing ect but Iv come across something that's quiet odd to me, my female light golden albino "Marilyn" has been busy laying, witch is fantastic, I was watching her lay and everything was fine, until about an hour after she...
  2. iSuzie

    I'd love to see everyone's breeding set ups plz

    Hey everyone, I usually have my set up on a big wooden shelves, with the tubs all in a row, this time Iv got new tubs that are stackable, with daily water changes there will be no need for air holes so I'm planning on having them all stacked up this time as I no longer use my spare room with my...
  3. iSuzie

    Starting my newst Aquarium Challenge!

    So, we don't have much in the new gorgeous tank, but there will be heaps! Looking forward to getting more live plants in it. ت
  4. iSuzie

    Usually I can always tell the sex of pretty much any axie... But...

    Usually I can always tell the sex of pretty much any axie... But... I got this really unhealthy, very skinny, malnourished looking wild type yesterday, 'she' I believe to be a girl but the more I look at 'her' the more Im just not sure! She's 24-25cm long, I couldn't quite tell if it was 24 or...
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    Excited about getting a new perfect tank!

    I was looking around for a nice cheap tank to set up as a breeding tank, was looking for a 3ft one, and then It found it!! Its gorgeous and its bigger than usual, it holds 200 litres {same as my 4ft tank} and its really cute, I think its slightly bow front, it has a lid and light {not that ill...
  6. iSuzie

    Im Back!! With Babies Again ツ

    Hey guys i'm back!! After being away for 2 years, Im finally back ツ Iv got some beautiful eggies, and a birth announcement is in order. My first baby has hatched, I really find it so amazing, doing this all over again, but no matter how many times you raise axies, you always forget how tiny...
  7. iSuzie

    Finally photos worth posting!! :D

    So today I had an amazing day with two caudata members that came to visit me, Rachel {yellowpebble} and Beck {gemsowner} We talked the entire time, from 12.00pm - 6pm and though out the day Beck took some amazing photos of my gorgeous axies, I dont have a camera so these are the only good...
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    My first dead axie. R.I.P Nitro

    His name was nitro, he is about 21cm long and im unsure of his age, he had baby's with my female 6-7weeks ago. He was my husbands fav axie. For the wast week and a half we has been hanging about our floating plants at the top of the tank, I kept my eye on him for a few days then realised even...
  9. iSuzie

    Slate tile bottom and sand set up.

    So i have been planing for a while on how to set up a slate tile bottomed tanks, and today we have finally started one of our 4ft 200litre tanks, we have 2 that we are going to set up the same, and the first is almost done. We are going to make some slate hides tomorrow and let them sit for...
  10. iSuzie

    What paints are safe for axolotls ?

    Hey everyone so I'm thinking about making a 3d background wall for my tanks. I found heaps of tutorials on how to do it, but I need to double check on what paints are safe for axolotls. If anyone has used paints for things in their tanks before please let me know what types or brands etc...
  11. iSuzie

    Happy 21st Birthday Aimée!!

    So I just found out its Aimée's 21st birthday! Happy birthday!!!!!! Have a great day!!!
  12. iSuzie

    Introducing Treasure, Pirate and Coconut

    So I have recently put my 3 golden albino baby's {5cm} in a 2ft tank set up just for them with nice rocks with hiding places and lots of room. They are now on a new diet of tiny earthworms cut into pieces and they absolutely love it! They have been loving the last few days! So i made a little...
  13. iSuzie

    New set up for my larvae!

    So after having containers covering my kitchen bench for over a month I have decided to do something about it to make things more efficient! I have set up a nice shelve to house all my baby's, set up in my spare bedroom. Its the best room for axolotls because its the coolest room in my house and...
  14. iSuzie

    Odd Larvae Eyes? Different sizes?

    So I have a few different babys with very odd eyes. Different sized eyes that are very noticeable. Could they be deformed? They have one normal eye and one tiny eye about half the size of the normal one. Only one baby has noticeable problems, it still lays to one side and swims the same way...
  15. iSuzie

    New Purple PVC Pipe Hide :)

    So a few weeks a ago I made some PVC pipe into a cave/hide and covered it with sand for my axolotls it was a great hit they loved them. The sand I had at the time was just sand coloured so when I changed my sand in my main tank to purple sand I decided to make some purples one's. They turned out...
  16. iSuzie

    One single egg all on it's own? =/ ??

    :confused: So... I just found ONE single egg all on its own in my 200litre tank... we have 3 females and 2 males.. 2 of the females are fat and look pregnant/full of egg's One single egg.. I cant find any others at all, i searched every plant and it has left me completely confused because all 3...
  17. iSuzie

    So... I Have Exciting News! I Just Have To Share!

    So I recently found out my pregnant again :D This will make baby number 3! I already have 2 kids Ryan and Maddison Ryans 4 and a half and Maddisons 2 :D Im very excited and I just couldnt hold it in anymore! I want to tell the whole world! :wacko: :D:wacko::D:wacko:
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    EMERGENCY - Help!!! Floating Larvae!! ALL Have VISIBLE Bubbles In Their Belly's!

    Help... all of my baby's have large bubbles in their belly's they are floating on top of the water and then swimming around crazy and as soon as they stop they float to one side then slowly turn upside down and i can clearly see a massive bubble in their belly's... completely visible.. they are...
  19. iSuzie

    Introducing 32 New Baby Axolotls To The World <3

    32 adorable brand new hatched baby's almost half are Leucistic some look as tho they will become golden Leucistic, and about half Wild Type, or Melanoid, i'm not sure how Melanoid larva start out like, i know dark spotted ones are usually Wild Type but they could be Melanoid right? or because...
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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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    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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  • Murk:
    Could be he's just excited, spooked or temporarily stressed, which could pass in a few hours. It could also be an indicator of other problems. Do you have any recent water parameters?
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  • AlexisJG:
    Does anyone have any idea how to help with high ammonia levels? I have the API freshwater master kit and everything else’s test results were great besides ammonia. I did a 50% water change and I use API products including ammonia lock.
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  • MuggleMiChu:
    Help! I got my first axolotl two days ago and they have stopped eating. They ate a few frozen blood worms the first day and haven’t eaten or been interested in food since. I feed them frozen blood worms and the tank is around 64 degrees. I do have a filter that moves sometimes and I noticed them swimming up to it, I have a new filter and a fan coming today or tomorrow. I leave the worms in the tank or a little bit before taking them out so I don’t know if they ate when I wasn’t looking. I know it takes a while for them to digest. Does anyone have any tips or knowledge they can share? The pet store I bought them from didn’t have gravel or sand in the tank so I’m not sure if theres an issue or if I’m just impatient. Thank you!
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MuggleMiChu, how big they are? also for substrate, i would not do gravel at all I would either do sand or none at all!
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  • MuggleMiChu:
    They are about 2-3 inches long and I have them in a bare bottom tank
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MuggleMiChu I would say try live black/blood worms untell they are full or just turn there head away ( that's what mine do) if that does not work try to get some live brine shrimp and see if they eat that. baby axolotl prefer live food over frozen food as the frozen food is too cold for them or they can't eat it in one go( that's if you do the blocks) mine eat chopped up frozen thawed shrimp. as for them not eating from what I have experienced with my second axolotl, I got her when she was about an inch long and she ate every day, when they start getting 3-4 inches long they will gradually slow down there eating. and if you really want to do substrate I would do sand because if they do ingest a little bit it won't hurt them.
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  • MuggleMiChu:
    Thank you so much for the information and advice! They are eating again, they ate a lot today. I think it might have been stress from the move or digesting old food, I also noticed they ate some of the food left in the tank (I removed the rest). I’m going to keep the tank bare bottom.
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MuggleMiChu,your so welcome im glad to be of help! and I'm glad that they are eating as well!
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  • MotherofAxolotls:
    Does anybody know where I can find a Starburst Wild type axolotl??
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  • Alice28:
    Good morning everyone.
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    morning!
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MotherofAxolotls, i have like 3 but they aren't for sale T-T
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