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paris

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i couldnt really find a section here for non frozen/non live foods...so i guess this is a good compromise. in the search for affordability and variety, i offer many food items including a turtle food/kibble that is no longer made-so when i run out im SOL! i have offered shrimp before to my sirens and they loved it, in the search for something to give them all i went to the pet food isle and attempted to buy canned cat food-like i have used before-but when i read the label most were about 10% protein-and that shocked me..so i went back to the meat area hoping for maybe a special on shrimp or some turkey hearts, i found though 'catfish nuggets', since this is a freshwater fish i deemed it a good item to try and the 1/2 pound cost me 1.25$. i am not sure i chose wisely to feed them strips of it RAW, but since it was intended for human consumption i felt it had to be low risk -probably farm raised and visually inspected...anyways this stuff proved more popular then worm chunks! some of my finicky eaters -like my hong kongs, t verrucous and p caudos-went for it like a pack of rats, and actually ate more than i have ever seen them eat in one sitting. should i have cooked it though? i was wondering if it would change its taste to them (i'd leave out the butter and garlic). pretty much every one who eats in water or hand fed ate them with enthusiasm, even a spotted sal i saw poking his head out -who normally wont take food from me. both taricha torosa subspecies liked them alot!-but the rivularis were so so on them. my pachys who normally stop at 2-3 worm chunks ate them fast and begged for more, the spring sals, some tigers and my new weird pachys werent really interested.
 

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Was fixing salmon for dinner the other night and before marinating it, I cut off a section and divided that into cubes. Dropped the chunks into my axolotl tank and watched them go nuts...nothing left, but two, fat axolotls!
 
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ralf

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I have used fish filet (both marine and freshwater) successfully with caudates before. Sometimes in combination with various other food stuff like shrimp, frozen plancton etc. and in form of gelatinous "feeder sticks" (using Agar agar to store the mixture in the freezer).
Be aware though, that fat content might be quite high in fish (and different parts of the fish), potentially causing liver problems if fed solely over a long period of time.
 
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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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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    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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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    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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  • John:
    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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  • Sylvia88:
    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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