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miriam

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I have a baby axolotl--he literally hatched last week.

I've been keeping him in a jar and doing frequent water changes (as he gets older and as I have time in the next few weeks, I'll set up something more formal). I have an air pump with an airstone, but I need it for the brine shrimp I"m trying to hatch.

Does an axolotl need aeration of some sort at this age or is a bowl with frequent water changes O.K?
 
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brian

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If you put a bit of live hornwort in with him, I it may provide enough oxygen.
 
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kim

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The baby i have rasied has never had a air pump in the water.. all i've done is make sure i have replaced the water every 1-2days.. its will be fine.

I also found that the air pump was too strong from them and used to blow the about too much.

good luck
 
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andy

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I dont use air pumps at all and to be honest i don't change the water as often as most on this forum, say every 7-10 days or so. It's possible to fuss too much where this is concerned, they're hardier than you think and i only say this through experience. I've raised more axolotls than i can remember so it can't be bad
For future referance, you can take a branch of an airline and use it to feed several setups
 
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miriam

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thanks Andy, that's reassuring on both counts! I just got some dechlorination drops which should make water changes easier (rather than letting water sit out to evaporate off the chlorine).

I've seen branched setups before, but right now I'm in school and don't have access to a car or decent aquarium shop easily to get parts so I'm trying to keep things going inexpensively with what I have...
 
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  • Asholotl:
    Daww.
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  • Asholotl:
    i try to feed mine via hands. or a turkey baster if its too slippery for me to hold onto. but make sure there is plenty of space for the axolotls to thrash on, or drop it next to their head.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yes we feed them with tweezers but only hold onto the food a little to they don't Hurt themselves on the tweezers, they will only eat it if we move it around in front of their head :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    There waters is a little bit Hot right now I'm gonna put the cooler on
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah D:
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  • Asholotl:
    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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  • Asholotl:
    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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  • Asholotl:
    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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    The-Axolotl: Bye 😀 +1
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