Axolotl eggs care

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Hello everyone! It’s my first time taking care of axolotl eggs and I need to hear some opinions/suggestions. I separated the eggs and put them in a 60 litre aquarium. I spread them throughout the aquarium so they have enough space. I also put an air stone. I do 50% water changes daily with dechlorinated water and the temperature is around 20-21 degrees Celsius. I have an artificial light, which I’ve turned upside down so light won’t directly hit the eggs (~2hrs daily). I have around 50 eggs and they’re 3 days old. Is there anything else I should be doing? Or change something in the routine?
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Skip the water changes, add a bit of almond leaf water, just boil the leaves up, helps prevent fungus. Remove dud eggs and leave them alone.
 

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Just to clarify, if your using a 60l tank water changes are not necessary, if your using a small tub one or two half water changes over the hatching period may be advisable.
 

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It’s a 60 liter tank. It’s not fully filled. It contains around 40 liters of water
 

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40 liters is loads lol. I hatch in 20l tubs with aeration several hundred eggs at a time i generally do a half water change midway through hatching.
 

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That’s a relief, cause it’s very messy having to change 50% of water every single day 😂. So I’ll add the leaf water and do a change in a week or so. Thank you again!
 
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