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Dkober101

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I bought this little guy at the local shopping mall with a sign that read "Baby Dinosaur." Thinking I had just purchased an Axolotl, I when straight to the pet store and purchased everything I would need to give my new friend a comfortable aquatic home.

However, after about 3-4 weeks I noticed his gills shrinking away and a reduction in tail size. This is when I joined Caudata and started reading and asking questions about what might be the issue. After a few threads, I learned that I had purchased a Tiger Salamander and he was beginning his processes of metamorphosis.

Fast forward to today, "Noodles" is doing very well and seems to be a very big boy compared to the "average adult salamander."

Here are a few pictures of him before, during, and after his transformation. (Note, his belly is so big because he just ate a fuzzy mouse.)


I also want to give thanks to all the people here who have helped me out in the past, and took the time to educate me on the care of my Sal.


P.S. Those of you who also own a Tiger Salamander; can you please post a few pics of your little friends? I know there are many sub species and color variations. I would be nice to see what everyone else has!!!

Thanks,
DK
 

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Loobylou

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I have 2 barred Tiger sals, Mister Lister and Miss Kochanski. They're currently around 8-9" and are fed predominately on earthworms and waxworms. I'd love a couple more but they're quite hard to get hold of in the UK.
 

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Kaysie

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Here's one of my newest tigers, A. mavortium nebulosum, Arizona tiger sal. I call him MeatHead. He's big and pretty, not a lot of computing power though. He prefers contemplating the meaning of 'worm' instead of eating it.

This is the first time I've ever seen him looking out of the tank. I've had him for 6 months! lol
 

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This is mine. I think it's a boy but I'm not sure, looks kind of like yours did when it was morphing.
 

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Here's mine. Just acquired him recently
 

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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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