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Axolotls of Chezzetcook

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veronica

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Hey Everyone!
My name is Vern, and these are my two new friends...Neptune & Neville

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Neptune has been here a few weeks, and I found out that there was another one available, so I went and scooped it up so they wouldn't be lonely.

This is their tank for the time being. Its a platic 20gal
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They have a 20 gal long, currently occupied by my Red Bellies, waiting for when they get bigger. I'm looking for a 66gal long for the Piranha when they get bigger...
 
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garrison

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Hey Vern,
How long have you had your tank setup? The water looks a little cloudy and remarkably similar to one that is currently being cycled(which can be very stressful for any inhabitants). Either way I'd be doing some water changes until that clears up.

Other than that, cute axies
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veronica

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I just finished a water change when i took that, so it was a little cloudy. it's been set up about 5 weeks, had some danios in it for a couple weeks, before the 1st axie arrived, it was going to be for a black piranha. But, i fell in love with this little guy instead. I did end up getting a baby black p, but he is so small he's chillin in a 5.5gal for now, with more than enough space.

we did some shuffling when the new piranha tank arrived and now I have a 27 gal hex tank i might put them in that the p's came out of, it's got a little more space in it, even if i only fill it partially (it's a tall tank, but the base is bigger than the one their in)..We'll see. They don't seem to be stressed, and the water cleared up by this morning, as it always does.

I am happy to have found this forum, lots of good stuff, keep it coming. I look forward to seeing more of everyone else's little friends as well!
 
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kim

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Hi vern welcome!!

Yeah as others have said very cute axies!

Any questions feel free to ask us!

God luck with them!
 
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veronica

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Yeah, I think they're the greatest things to look at, and I'm starting to think they think the same of me. They always come check out what i'm doing when i'm in my room... it's great.
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veronica

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New pics of Neptune and Neville. They've moved into the living room, in a 20gal with a view of the whole house.
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danny

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black tips on their toes means they are of breeding age right?
 
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mik

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black tips to the toes is due t a build of a chemical called keritinase...it's normal but is often taken to indicate mature enough to breed.
 
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carl

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very cute axies do they not swallow the little stones on the bottom?
 
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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  • the:
    ooff
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  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
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  • Roach:
    do the classifieds still exist?
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  • Roach:
    nevermind! off my game tonight
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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  • Asmold1:
    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
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  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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  • noahc808:
    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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  • Sylvia88:
    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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