Axolotl before and after!

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I rescued these poor axolotl a from a unhealthy tank. I tubbed them for 2 weeks while i cycled their tank and have had them in their new tank for almost a week. They have made HUGE progress and I’m so happy to see their gills growing back and seeing them put on more weight! These are the first axies I have owned and I absolutely adore them!
 

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They look great! Wondering how you did it?
 

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Thanks everyone🥰. I’m super happy with these little cuties! I love seeing them cruise around in their tank
 

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They look great! Wondering how you did it?
I put them in a small quarantine tub while I cycled their tank. I fed them as many earthworms as they would eat every day and changes their water 1-2 times a day depending on how much of a mess they made. I basically just took care of them and made sure they had clean water. I think their gills were so ugly because they were ammonia burned from the last owner not changing the water enough
 
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    I have a question, I’m looking into getting one or two Axolotls and I don’t know if I should just get one or get two. Planning to get them as eggs.
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    @SunnyAxies, It honestly depends on how much space you have. Two axolotls in the same aquarium would need a minimum of 30 gallons. (at an adult size) If you end up with opposite genders, you would need two 20 gal tanks. Males and females can't be kept together since they will breed and overbreeding the female is harmful to her body. Another factor would be if you think both eggs would survive. Sometimes axolotls hatch with defects and either die or should be euthanized to prevent them from living an uncomfortable and/or stunted life. It's sad, but it's for the good of the animal.
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