Axolotl survival rate??

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my one of my axies laid eggs almost a month and a half ago and as of right now i have roughly 500 baby axolotls and almost all of them started growing back legs and i was wondering if it is normal to get such a large amount of axies?
 

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Giving a survival rate is nearly impossible.
They all do well because you gave them good care.
The problems will come soon, as they'll go on growing :
- overcrowding (see the housing page in axolotl.org)
- at about 2 inches : cannibalism, with big-headed cannibalistic individuals attacking the others

Perhaps you'll experience more losses as the'll grow.

With a few animals (about 10 for example) with enough space, the survival rate could be near 100%.

What are you planning to do with all these axies ?
 

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Giving a survival rate is nearly impossible.
They all do well because you gave them good care.
The problems will come soon, as they'll go on growing :
- overcrowding (see the housing page in axolotl.org)
- at about 2 inches : cannibalism, with big-headed cannibalistic individuals attacking the others

Perhaps you'll experience more losses as the'll grow.

With a few animals (about 10 for example) with enough space, the survival rate could be near 100%.

What are you planning to do with all these axies ?
i’m planning on selling them
 

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Raising lots of axolotl is easy, selling them is the issue. With 500 to sell you need to look for several customer types. Private sales which generate the most revenue but will have a low uptake, direct sales to retail outlets which will take a higher volume at a lower rate and wholesalers who will take large volumes at a fraction of the retail value. I suggest you start sourcing buyers now as work and costs spiral fast with this amount of axys. Many people who raise this many axolotl regret it .Idk your local laws on commercial animal sales or prices so cant advise on that. Survival rates depend on the care provided and the parents genetics. A healthy batch with perfect care should be 95%, with a few being unfit and a few culls one mistake can cause a mass die off.
 
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