Axolotls and Tank

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It's been a while since I've posted pictures of my axolotls - Bucky, Satchel, Connor and Murphy, along with their tank.

Some of you may remember back in July/August when I first got them and how teenie Bucky and Satchel were.

Here are some updates.
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Tank with Satchel, as she's nosey and it's nearly impossible lately to get a picture without her in it.
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Satchel - Female Wild-type, approx. 10 months
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Bucky - Female Wild-type, approx. 10 months
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Bucky
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Connor - Female Golden Albino, approx. 8 months
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Connor and Murphy (Male Leucistic, approx. 8 months)
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Very nice dot! I enjoyed the Bucky close ups lol

What size is that tank? 30 gal breeder? I'm not sure I have seen one with those dimensions.
 

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Thanks Cynthia!

Close, it's only a 29G breeder. It seems to work really well, but I do have to clean it out more often, but I don't mind.
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Dot, love your tank! Also your axies are gorgeous! Thanks for your pics. I have never seen a tank like that. Where did you acquire your tank from?
 
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yeah! do tell the tank is awesome, the only way i could get one of those is ordering custom tanks
 

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Hi and thanks --

I got the tank at the White Plains reptile expo back in August 04, from Twin Oaks (http://glasscages.com). I bought mine for $21 and I think they're the same price on the website.

As of right now, Bucky and Satchel are roughtly 8 inches, Connor (golden albino) is 6.5-7 and Murphy (leucistic) is around 6.5".
 
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Dot - 21$ is a sweet price!

That web page says the 29 gallon is
12½ x 30 x 6

Is your tank that size? Your tank looks taller than 6" and wider than 6".

That page is a great resource, they make several "wide and low" tanks. Thanks for listing it.
 

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Thanks Mike and Michael! Or Michaelx2 (;))

Michael - I got the golden and the leucistic from Alfred Ojeda at White Plains ... by chance are they from your stock? (I got them at the August 04 NYMRE.)

Mike - And the axolotls like you too. :D

Cynthia - Yep, the tank's that size. It looks taller maybe because I don't use a substrate? The Twin Oaks people rule and I can't recommend them enough.
 
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VERY nice Dot!!

Sorry I didnt reply sooner, been AWOL for a few days.
 
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