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AXO... Q. CAN AN AXO BE MOVED TO POND?

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itscaro

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HI,
I HAVE A 3 YR. OLD AXO.HE'S CALLED FAT AL, SOMETIMES PRONOUNCED FATAL!,'COS OF HIS SUICIDAL TENDE}}}}}NCIES, HE WILL ONLY EAT RAW CHICKEN DROPPED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIS FACE WITH A PR. OF TWEEZERS, HE ONLY NEEDS TO OPEN HIS MOUTH.
MY FAULT, I HATED CLEANING THE MESS OF THE TINY THREAD LIKE FROZEN BLOODWORMS.
MY QUESTIONS: CAN I MOVE HIM (HOW DO YOU TELL??), FROM AN INSIDE TANK TO AN OUTSIDE CEMENT FISH POND? DO YOU THINK HE MAY RE LEARN HOW TO FEED HIMSELF OFF THE MOSS AROUND THE WALLS, LIKE THE RESIDENT GOLDFISH?? WILL HE LIKE GETTING OUT OF THE WATER AND HANGING ON A ROCK IN THE SUN?? DO THEY DO THAT, AND WILL HE DEVELOP LUNGS?
HEY THANKS, IN ANTICIPATION,
CARO... }}}}}
 
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jennifer

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Caro,

1. Please do not type in all capital letters! That is hard to read and very annoying.

2. Raw chicken is not a good diet. You seem to know that, though. There are healthier non-messy foods you could use (like earthworms or even pellets). No, he will never eat moss.

3. He should not live with goldfish. Even without the goldfish, a pond is risky for other reasons (temperatures, predators, etc.).

4. No, he will not bask. I think axolotls already have lungs, in addition to the gills. If he did lose his gills, he would just crawl away and be lost, but that's not likely.
 
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mik

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Jenny is perfectly correct in what she says.

Two of mine were kept in a pond by their previous owner. I took them in March/April and they were very thin. They survived frost/predators/lack of food. But not a good idea.

Don't do it unless you are prepared to set it up right nets/plants/food supply/filtration and monitor it every day to make sure they don't die.
 
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katy

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in addition to what's already been said, why would you want to do this? what's the point in having a pet if it's out in a garden pond where you'll never see it? if you don't want him any more, rehome him rather than sticking him out in the pond where his survival chances are slim.
 
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jesse

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Acutally even if there were the proper safety mesures taken insects with chemicals on them could fall in be eaten and poison youre animals.
 
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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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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  • John:
    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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  • Asmold1:
    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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  • JulMl:
    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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