can axolotls live with water bares aka tardigrades

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can they live with Tardigrades.
im wondering this cause the seems cool to me i have a axolotl witch is around 5 inches had them for around 4ish months no problems yet but you know just wondering
 

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can they live with Tardigrades.
im wondering this cause the seems cool to me i have a axolotl witch is around 5 inches had them for around 4ish months no problems yet but you know just wondering
The axolotl will probably just eat it and then explode.
just kidding, the tardigrade will probably die since when humans eat them they digest them so i don't think it will be any different for an axolotl. kinda ironic how they can survive all this other stuff but not being eaten. I wouldn't suggest trying it because I don't think it has been tested on an axolotl before
 

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saying snails can eat them i assume so but im worried of impaction but you know it could be cool having them around
 

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I'm very late but from what I've heard axolotls are best suited for single species tanks, to prevent the axolotls from swallowing their tank mates whole and probably getting impaction from it or the other species damaging the lotl's gills. I haven't heard of anyone pair tardigrades with them (Tbh I didn't really know people kept them as pets due to how small they are) Since there's not enough information about wether its safe to house the two together, I'd steer clear and house them seperately.
 
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    Hard to tell without a photo, but might be algae or fungus floating. Water changes will take care of that.
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    It definitely came from the axolotl. Looked to be mixed into poo the first time. Can I post the photos here?
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    Its fairly thick and chunky
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    (Also thanks for your patience and help!)
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    You could always upload the photo to imgur and link it back here
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    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
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    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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