First Time Hatching Axolotls

Sammybug26

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Greetings from Massachusetts!

I got my first axolotl two years ago from a family acquaintance while I was in college. She was leucistic and only about two inches long at the time. Her parents were a giant male wildtype and a female leucistic. For unknown reasons, my axolotl never grew as fast as her siblings, so she was called "Pippy-Squeak". She was housed in a 10-gallon tank (and later a 20-gallon) and fed frozen blood worms and live nightcrawlers. She reached maturity (darkened toes) at only around four and a half inches long. She never surpassed six inches. In January of this year (2019), Pip, unfortunately, passed away due to impaction and medical complications at the vet due to her small size. I was heartbroken but decided not to give up on trying to keep axolotls, so I contacted the breeder I got Pip from and she was able to give me some axolotl eggs that were related to Pip. They weren't from the same parents, but they were from some of those parents' other offspring, making these new eggs Pip's nieces and nephews if you were to apply human familial terms to them. It has been a real struggle with these babies, but it has been a really interesting learning experience overall. Any advice is greatly appreciated! There were a lot of mutations and deformities (cyclops axolotls!), so a lot have not made it, despite my best efforts. There are 20 left right now. They hatched in late April and the biggest is just over an inch long now. Is that normal?
 
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    Will anything happen to my axolotl??
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    keep adding prime everyday for a week and your axolotl should be ok
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    @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
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  • newtmember:
    as long as its not freezing they should ship fine. I usually ship mine in 2 days priorities like axolotl. insulation and some cold pack. Is this morphed or still a larvae?
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  • macmac194:
    Greetings I have a quaratined tiger salamander due to not feeding and feeling lethargic. I saw a slimy green stuff inside the enclosure. Is this vomit? Poop?
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    Are you still looking to rehome any of your axolotl babies?
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    Does anybody know where or who to buy danube crested newts from?
  • Mother of Dragons:
    Anyone in the DMV area looking for juvenile axolotls? I have several morphs available. Experienced owners and pickup only please.
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  • Ariania Lee-Ann:
    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
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    what substrate is he on?
  • Linkisnotzelda:
    Are any of you guys on Quora? I’ve started an axolotl space there and am looking for people interested in helping out!
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    I am wanting a spotted or tiger salamander and I was wondering how often to feed, what the best feeders would be and how many fed per feeding session.
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    Can I has alpine newts pls
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    Any ambystoma breeders looking for californiense
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  • axolotl owner2020:
    does anybody have any information on homemade baby axolotl food?
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  • axolotl owner2020:
    I have an earthworm farm, and a tight budget.
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  • Naxuzi:
    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)
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    Naxuzi: Hey guys I was wondering if my axolotl looks fine to you he/she (still don’t know) I’d activate... +2
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