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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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  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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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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    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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  • John:
    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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