Axolotl deformity?

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LadyAmalthea

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Hi everyone! I'm trying to find some information on what my little Axolotl baby might have. This baby was the product of a first and only breeding between my almost 1 year olds before realizing I had a boy and a girl. Mom and Dad are not siblings. I removed Yoshi from the general baby population when I noticed she was much smaller than everyone else. She is now 5 weeks and 4 days old. Her siblings are all doing well and growing quickly, and she's still very small and physically different looking. Someone had suggested dwarfism, but so far I've been unable to find any photos of a Dwarf Axolotl as a baby. She eats live baby Brine Shrimp still while her siblings have moved on to Bloodworms, but she eats well and doesn't struggle to swim. Any thoughts?
 

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Its a cull. Most batches of eggs have deformed or weaker larvae. In the wild they wouldnt survive. In captivity they only survive because they get seperated from their siblings who would eventually eat them. Theres a few threads about responsible breeding in this forumn, i suggest you read them.
 

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HECK FREAKIN NO.

This is not a creature that will be released into the wild, so you are not messing with natural selection. *SMH* Keep an eye on it and as long as it is eating and performing as an axolotl should (swimming, pooping, ect) with no other obvious deformities that would cause it to have a poor quality of life, you should CARE FOR IT, not freakin cull it. Poor thing.

Keep us up to date on how the little stubblet does :)
 
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