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Axos and garden pond

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dlw

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we just installed a pond & waterfall it is 8 foot by 11 foot a shelf 18 inches wide that is 10 inches deep and a area that is 2 foot deep that is about 4 foot by 7 foot it will have river rock in the bottom and lots of bigger rock in it also i would like fish in it but would also like to have a couple axos . is this possible?
 
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mik

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My two leucistics were originally kept in a pond by their previous owner. I took them when they were two years old and coming out of this last winter. Arwen the female was very thin and has been slow to get eating in the same way as the others. So as for putting in pond they will survive but I think they need more attention than just leaving them to get on with it.

As for mixing with fish I would think that was kind of risky. Small fish = food for axies. Anything over a certain size will probably want to nibble their gills. So lots of hidy places and think carefully before trying it. Personally I don't think I would mix them.

On waterfall: just remember axies don't like too much motion in the water; they like it fairly still. If you do put in pond and they breed in spring, as they surely will, you might want to fish out the adults or the eggs and hold separate for a while.

(Message edited by mikki on August 01, 2004)
 
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carl

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wot tempreture will it be where you are and slos i would not mix fish with them the only fish i would put in is little ones for the axos to eat
 
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mary

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I'm sure you wouldn't let it happen - well a responsable pet owner wouldn't. But my sister-in-law has 4 adult axi's in an outside pond, it has no covering and she lets the dogs runthrough it and play in it, it's under a tree and all the gumleavges fall in it. The water is soooooo green and dirty, she has no airation or filtration (a waterfall would provide adiquate airation) there is only one small plant and a single log for them to hide in/under. Every so offten she drops a couple of pelets into the pond - but not enough food for all 4 adults.

AND SHE WONDERS WHY THEY WON'T BREED!!!!

There isn't anything I can do really, except not give her any of my babies.

If you put them in a pond - make sure it is covered, because anything could get them like, birds, cats, dogs etc....

If you put fish in there, put somthing small like guppies - and these will be a good food source. However just be careful, as said in a previous post, if the fish are too big or an agressive type, they will nibble on the axi's feathery bits.

I can't make the final decission for you, but just think about it before you do anything, and dont be affraid to ask any questions.

GOOD LUCK - what ever you do!
 

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I don't think your pond is deep enough for axolotls. At only 2 foot deep at the deepest part it will warm up pretty much on hot days. Their may be no cool spots left for the axolotls to seek refuge. I've kept axolotls in a heated tub outside over the winter and they did o.k. The tub was only heated with a cattle trough heater to keep from freezing.
 
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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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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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    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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    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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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    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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