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  1. blueberlin

    Lamisil

    A girlfriend of mine has axolotls infected with chytrid. Her vet prescribed lamisil for the surviving animals. When she went to pick up the stuff, though, the woman at the counter was very rude and said "I don't know anything about fish" so we have this question: Is this medicine for the...
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    Elongated Eggs

    Hi all, Warning, this is a double post. I was hoping for response from some of the more experienced breeders here -- but maybe y'all don't spend much time in the axolotl beginners forum, so I thought I'd link to my photo/question here. Please contribute in that thread? Click here for photos...
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    Enlongated Eggs

    With permission from my friend Tina (callina) I have some interesting photos to post. One of her axolotls has laid a cluth of eggs in which all of the eggs are elongated. Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? The embryos are still very young; we are all waiting to see how the develop...
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    Water Softener

    Hi all, The house I am looking at moving to has a water softener placed between the house's water main and all of the house's internal pipes. I remember vaguely from when I lived in the states that a water softener uses salts ? to soften the water, so that the water is poisonous to plants. I...
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    Can plant's weight break glass?

    If I base a large plant in a glass tank, couldn't the weight of the plant break the floor of the tank? -Eva
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    Searching for Pictures

    I know you are very busy with the new skin and server but I want to ask this before I forget again. The answer can wait. Would it be possible to add "includes images" as a search parameter? Often I need a picture that I know has been posted but don't know how to find it. Is this yet...
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    Death by Laying

    Hi friends, My Lotte died a couple of weeks ago, quite suddenly and without warning. I had her little body sent to a specialist for autopsy. The diagnosis was that she had died of acute inflamation of her oviduct (Salpingitis) and ensuing sepsis. The diagnosis states that such an inflamation...
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    Let's talk about algae

    Hi all, I'm having the devil of a time with algae. There are many possible factors contributing. Since we moved to the new house in October, the tanks get a lot more light as the room is sunnier. Since I got a puppy, I haven't been doing weekly water changes, but only roughly every 10-14 days...
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    Black spots inside cave

    I have been using this reptile cave in my tank. It is sort of supposed to look like a rock - I've seen others here using one, too, maybe y'all know what I mean? Anyway, I took it out today for a scrub and found these black spots on the underside. They look like mildew you can get on grout in the...
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    New Format for Social Groups

    The social groups format has changed - is it possible to change the settings so that the newest post is showed first? Thanks, -Eva
  11. blueberlin

    Digital Test Device

    I am wondering if there is an electronic device for testing water for ammonia, nitrite, etc., to get me out of fiddling with the childproof caps on the chemistry set. I have found digital devices for pH. I have also found a device that will test the above but it still requires the chemicals - so...
  12. blueberlin

    Theory on Impaction

    Those of you who know me, know that I like to think up unfounded theories. I have a new one now and thought I'd toss it up for debate. :happy: Fact 1: Common instructions on axolotl care stipulate that substrate of gravel/pebbles larger than 3 mm and smaller than an axolotl's head can be...
  13. blueberlin

    Study Rules Out Inbreeding As Cause Of Amphibian Deformities

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 3, 2008) — Although research has linked inbreeding with elevated rates of deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study finds it plays no part in the high incidence of malformation among salamanders. Purdue University researchers recently examined 2,000 adult and...
  14. blueberlin

    My First Foray into Live Plants

    I finally got to the point where I am ready to learn about aquatic plants. I chose everything by temperature requirements, figuring that the plants could be arranged according to their light requirements as needed. I have live plants in two aquaria because I have lights for two aquaria...
  15. blueberlin

    Very Aggressive Behavior in an Axolotl!?

    Hi all, A friend of mine here in Germany has an axolotl named Hazel. Hazel is agressive!? She was kept with her sister Beppina in a tank until she started attacking Beppina - biting Beppina repeatedly in the stomach. At first we considered that it might be the confusion of a feeding frenzy, or...
  16. blueberlin

    Enlarged Cloacae - a Danger to Young Females?

    Hi all, My "larvae" aren't larvae anymore. As a matter of fact, I am wondering at which point one stops calling them juvenile and starts recognizing them as adults (and isn't that every parent's problem?). Ergo my question: the axolotls are variously between 15 and 20 cm long. Their (wild...
  17. blueberlin

    Remarkable Axolotl Coloration

    Forget your goldies, your coppers, your olives, and even your harlequins. Ladies and gentlemen, with permission from his keeper and photographer, allow me to introduce the most remarkably colored axolotl I've ever seen: the lovely, the charming, the amazing Dickschaedel! (Isn't he gorgeous?)...
  18. blueberlin

    Species, Genus & Family Discussions Subforum

    Hi, I really do not want this to sound like nitpicking, so please forgive me in advance if it does. When I am looking for a species in the "Species, Genus & Family Discussions" subforum, I pretty much have to read through each of the subsection titles to find what I am looking for. Is there...
  19. blueberlin

    Question: Turtle Food as Axolotl Food

    Hi all, I'm looking for a definitive low-down on the suitability of turtle food for axolotls. I'm assuming it is inappropriate but would like to know more. Input please? Thanks, -Eva
  20. blueberlin

    New Blogs?

    Probably I just haven't found the magic button but is there a way to subscribe to the blogs so that I am notified when a new one appears? Thanks, -Eva
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  • Kwags:
    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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  • Murk:
    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @Kwags, how big?
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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  • Kwags:
    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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  • faebugz:
    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
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  • EasternRomioi3:
    I have not heard of that before.
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  • EasternRomioi3:
    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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  • faebugz:
    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
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  • Slash-GNR:
    Anyone know how to harden soft water without raising pH?
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  • faebugz:
    To raise GH, add calcium carbonate (or tums). What has you doing this?
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  • Slash-GNR:
    Thank you! My tap water is naturally low in GH and KH, and I need to raise it... but I don't want to raise the pH, which is perfect, with coral.
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    anyone have firebelly newts forsale message me !!!!!
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    Lol
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    Hey all I’m looking for some help.
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    How do I create a thread?
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    LYes? It might be easier if u posted a thread
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    Yes, how can I do this? Is it by creating a room? Thank you for your help
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    Hey guys, I suppose this is a foolish question, but will my long-toed salamanders over-eat resulting in obesity?
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  • Kwags:
    what are thoughts on using crushed coral or tufa rocks for resining the ph level in my tank? I have the seachem ph alert and it’s reading 5.4
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  • Delaney:
    Hi, I really need some advice about cloudy water in my axlotl tank!
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    Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as substrate getting kicked up, water hardness, etc. if you don’t have hard water and it doesn’t settle then I’d do a water change and see if that helps.
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  • Caramello:
    Hey guys... Hope you all keeping well... I have 4 fire belly newts and one looks very bloated... I have seperate him and moved him to his own enclosure so he can get better hopefully but I don't have a filter in this specific enclosure. Please can you guys advise if I need to get him one or whether I can leave it? I have read a lot of articles that say they prefer still water and I can change his water frequently keeping it clean. Please advise 😊
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