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Hi all,

I am new to this forum, although, I use these forums a lot to look for advice on my axolotls.

I noticed on Monday that my golden albino and my wild type had gone through the process of laying eggs. Tuesday morning, eggs were being laid all over the tank.
I am brand new to this, but would really like to support these little eggs development!

I have got a 60litre tank, filter, and air stone that I was hoping to put this in - is this tank size okay or too big? Also, do I need to do water changes regularly? And when should these start - whilst they are eggs, after hatching?
I have also been researching foods and things for them 72hrs after hatching, I keep finding things about daphnia, could I use blood worm and brine shrimp? I realise these must be live - would I just leave the food in the tank or feed them with tongs 1 by 1?

I also saw temperature is important - currently the eggs are in 22degree celcius water, is this okay or too warm for them?

I am sorry for all the questions - this was rather unexpected and a tank divider, I hope will prevent this occurrence in the near future.

I would appreciate any advice anyone has in the process of rearing axolotls, and anything I might have missed from my questions above.

Many thanks in advance,
Wyn
 

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The first thing you need to do is decide how many eggs your going to raise, twenty is a good amount for a first attempt. I would keep the eggs around 20c. Do a single water change half way through development or if the water turns bad, use light aeration, remove dud eggs, add almond leaf to prevent fungus. First foods are micro worms , daphnia and /or newly hatched brine shrimp. Bloodworm will be too big initially.
 

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The first thing you need to do is decide how many eggs your going to raise, twenty is a good amount for a first attempt. I would keep the eggs around 20c. Do a single water change half way through development or if the water turns bad, use light aeration, remove dud eggs, add almond leaf to prevent fungus. First foods are micro worms , daphnia and /or newly hatched brine shrimp. Bloodworm will be too big initially.
Hey,
Thanks for this - I have kept them all, probably a bad idea - they seem to be changing so I suppose that is rather positive. I have got aeration in the tank and a plant (not sure if this is necessary).
Thank you, I will have a look at the link you sent over.
 

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It takes a couple weeks for them to hatch, you can put them in the fridge to slow development. I would be happy to buy a large amount.
 

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Ah, I had read you can put them in the fridge!
I am okay with how they are developing at the moment though - rather interesting to see.
I simply improvise as I go along at the moment, with plenty of research. Eggs or juveniles you would be interested in?
 

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Eggs are easier to ship, two methods of shipping, put them in a bottle of water, or my preffered method, put in a dvd case, seal wth tape, it can be put through a letter box and its cheaper. Let me know what you want for your surplus eggs and how many there are.
 

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Eggs are easier to ship, two methods of shipping, put them in a bottle of water, or my preffered method, put in a dvd case, seal wth tape, it can be put through a letter box and its cheaper. Let me know what you want for your surplus eggs and how many there are.
I am not sure how many exactly. I think about 100 give or take. Luckily not too many. I am looking into food bits. I followed the thread above and the links you added are no longer working.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for this, it is extremely helpful, would you be interested in having some of these eggs? I am unsure of their worth and therefore would not know what to price them at - I was thinking £1 an egg?
Some do have sand on them, not sure if this is an issue, I have simply left them alone (aside from moving them to a separate tank)!

I would probably seek to do next day delivery and ensure they are boxed up really tight as I would be unsure how this would affect them.

Let me know.
Thanks
 

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Dont worry about the sand. Axolotl eggs ship fine as long as packaged correctly and its not too hot.
 
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