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Cameroon Blue Caecilian

niajetze

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does anyone know anything about this species as I have seen some for sale and they are very odd .... I dont want one but am curious non the less it was described as an amphibian but looked more like an eel
 

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Caecilians are often called 'rubber eels'. In the US, having 'legal' caecilians is practically impossible due to import/export issues. I don't know about the UK.
 

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There are two species that are generally sold under the name "Cameroon Blue Caecilians", Herpele squalastoma and Geotrypetes seraphini. Both of these species are terrestrial. If the caecilians you saw were aquatic, they were most likely Typhlonectes natans, which are certainly not from Cameroon!

Kaysie: As for the legality of caecilians in the U.S., I'm not sure where you have received that information. There are several species of caecilians readily available and legally imported into the U.S. The only species seen in the hobby with any potential legal issues is the Rio Cauca caecilian, which I have been told personally by USFW, is not an issue for the pet purchaser.
 

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snip "which I have been told personally by USFW, is not an issue for the pet purchaser."endsnip


And several times in the past I was told the exact opposite...


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Does anyone have a picture of their set up for Herpele squalastoma? I have 3 on the way and am interested in how everyone is keeping theirs
 
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    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    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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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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