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I have an axolotl who is maybe around 2-3 months old and he is around 3-4" long, and I was wondering when it would be okay to put a filter in his tank. I have the water relatively low right now because I wasnt sure if he could reach the surface to get air. I have a 10 gallon tank and the filter I have is a powerfilter for 10 gallon tanks. Please respond.
 

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Hi, welcome to the site. :)
If I were you I'd fill the tank up right to the top to get the maximum water volume possible, your axolotl will be fine, mine used to live in a tank that was nearly two feet deep and I had no problems, even with babies.
You really need a filter of some sort to cope with the waste produced, especially in a relatively small tank. You can use the power filter, but you need to make sure the outlet current is completely diffused because axolotls become stressed in moving water. I use a spray bar pushed into a long piece of filter foam, it completely stops any water turbulence, even right next to it. I normally grow Java moss on the foam, once it gets hold it completely it hides the whole thing.
 

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Thank you so much for the help :) I will try to do everything I can to make my axolotl as comfortable as possible.
 
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