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Question: Feeding Salmon? :o

Zenna

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Is it okay to feed your axie salmon? :eek: i figure it'd be better than feeder fish, prolly more nutritious, and i cant get earthworms here. takes minimal 10 to keep ur axie 1/2 full. thats how tiny they are. and cant buy them anywhere. but we've got LOADS of frozen sockeye salmon, would that be okay to feed her? :eek: prolly better than feeders! :eek:
 

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Have you tried using axolotl, or turtle pellets? there pretty good. i'm using turtle ones that are also good for axies, coz my pet store was out of the traditional ones. i'm assuming you have an adult axie? this may go against common teachings, but i know someone who OCCASIONALLY feeds here adult strips of weiner schnitzel (lol i don't know what it's called in cananda. it's pretty much strips of beef, i think? that are sometimes crumbed. i'm not sure if this person uses crumbed stuff. probably not. the axolotl loves it, as a treat!:)
 

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One issue I can think of, is vitamin deficiencies. I'm assuming the salmon you have doesn't include heart, liver, bones, brain, etc. Pure meat is high in protein, and often fats, but doesn't usually contain the vitamin a, b, calcium, etc, that is needed for healthy axolotls. Worms are complete because they contain everything the axolotl needs, as you feed them the whole animal, not just a part. Feeder fish work the same way.

So, yes, it would be ok to feed her the salmon, just not as a staple diet. Feed it as a treat, and use nutritionally balanced pellets as the staple if you must, and can't get worms.
 

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maybe i could do salmon, and find something thats good in vitamins once or twice a week? o-o would that work? haha we've just got a shiz load of salmon and we really dont feel like having it everynight for dinner :p so we figured, why not make it axie food? :D
 

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Frozen-thawed fish shouldn't be offered to caudates. It's deficient thiamine.
 

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I can't think of anything vitamin rich enough that offering once or twice a week would balance out a nutritionally poor food source. Eat the salmon, its really good for you, just not axolotls.

You can put it in chowder to make it thicker, plank it, season with different things to switch it up, and hey, its frozen, its not going anywhere.
 
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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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  • 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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    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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    good luck recycling the tank!
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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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    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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    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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