I don't know about the breeding but I have had black worms live in the tank for months. I like when this happens as it gives the newts a constant source of food but they have to hunt for (so kind of like enrichment).
Black worms will increase your bio load so be sure to monitor your ammonia and nitrites weekly.
That's how I cultivating my black worms tank in substrate sand with good oxygen and with correct food and enough good bacteria you'll have your self a black worm mini farm. I also add the black worms in axolotl tank in substrate sand the same way, so my axolotl can dig up and eat while the worms can stay alive for month with out causing any problem ( my axolotl eat them up faster than that so I just need to add more worms back in) . Of cause in axolotl tank I alway monitoring water condition so there will be no ammonia spike. With live black worms there're always food available for my axie . Hunting for food is a great exercise. But watching them digging like A beagle looking for a lost bone in the back yard does make me giggle every time I see it.
@AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
We have an axolotl called Jasper who is approx 3 years old. He was being attacked by his companion so we separated them. He has healed his wounds now but has got very thin. his lips have turned black. he was just looking still and dead at times but ears moved so we knew he was still alive. Hold earthworms right in front of him which after some time he will take you think good he is eating but then it pops straight out again. At the moment he is in the fridge. Not sure what else to do if he can't or won't eat !!
I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!
Hi, just wondering if anyone could help with our axy, she absolutely loves her food and we've notice tonight after her worms( that she ate in one mouthful) that she ue was struggling to get up to the top for air. She's never done this before, she usually goes up every 5-10 mins or so. She is 6 months old and seems very healthy. Could it be a problem with our water level or water quality or could she just be to full?