They have to be trained to eat surface / non moving foods. I have two breeding groups of acf ,wild type and albino. The wildtypes were given floating pellets when they were young as part of their diet and will happily eat them. The albinos were introduced to floating pellets as adults and never really figured out they were food, if they were starved long enough they would probably figure it out but I haven't got the heart to do it. Persistance is probably the key, just keep trying, do yours hand feed ? If so try that, this species will readily take food from you, especially the females.
You can also try tweezer feeding them whatever food they are eating. Then they associate tweezers with food and the will start taking floating sticks via tweezers. Then start tweezer feeding at the surface. Keep at it and eventually they should eat the sticks without the tweezers.
I'm by no means an expert because for being a simple frog I have made a few mistakes. For some reason live blackworms or tubiflex killed my frogs I don't know if they over ate or the nasty worms actually ate their way out the stomach. But good quality frozen blood worms or small earth worms chopped up make perfect food for them they also seem to relish a population of ghost shrimp and baby guppies. Seems like I had drastic bad luck with them at first now they seem bullet proof. If they are getting good food and temp you notice they are not that skinny at all and quite robust.
@sde, hi everybody I'm getting a tiger salamander coming from Katy Texas what are the shipping conditions that's okay to have them shipped to me in the state of Vermont it's just starting to get the temperature low above 45 but it may be too hot to ship him any thoughts or ideas on how to work this out
I currently have a 3 year old axolotl, he hasn't been eating for the past couple of weeks and has lost a lot of weight. Hedwig usually eats bloodworms and earthworms just fine but now he won't even stud it. I've done a water change to make his nitrate lower and his water is at a good temperature
Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate and eating as usual but I did notice veins in the tail area.. let me know what you guys think! Also if anyone could tell if it’s a boy or girl that would be great! (Zolo was eating a worm and pretty sure the worm pooped XD)