I agree with Jennewt but I have had some eat least killifish (Heterandria formosa). It might be hard to maintain healthy water parameters with only 6-7 gallons of water, bust least killifish are one of the smallest species of fish in the North America and probably don't make too much bio-waste. I still don't think I'd recommend it, but it's probably your best option if you really want to try.
Red spotted newts are notoriously fragile as pets. They seem to suffer from all kinds of problems like fungal and bacterial diseases, or even just drop dead for no visible reason. While it might not be the exact cause of death, stress will certainly not help them fight off these problems and adapt successfully to captivity. Forcing them to share a small tank with any kind of fish will stress them greatly.
There are plenty of suitable foods for them like earthworms, live Blackworms or aquatic invertibrates and insect larvae. To give them any chance of long term survival I would recommend moving them to a planted tank with at least ten gallons of water. Try and feed them a diet based on earthworms with any of the other things I mentioned for variety and they will at least have a chance of surviving.
My axolotls were doing fine until the cycle int heir tank crashed. I currently have them tubbed and they wont stop shedding their slime coat, and my golden albino looks a little red, and his gills dont look too good. Theyre both flaoting and im keeping the tub at 18 degrees celsius and doing 100% water changes everyday, any help on anythingelse? can anyone help?
@AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
We have an axolotl called Jasper who is approx 3 years old. He was being attacked by his companion so we separated them. He has healed his wounds now but has got very thin. his lips have turned black. he was just looking still and dead at times but ears moved so we knew he was still alive. Hold earthworms right in front of him which after some time he will take you think good he is eating but then it pops straight out again. At the moment he is in the fridge. Not sure what else to do if he can't or won't eat !!
I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!
Hi, just wondering if anyone could help with our axy, she absolutely loves her food and we've notice tonight after her worms( that she ate in one mouthful) that she ue was struggling to get up to the top for air. She's never done this before, she usually goes up every 5-10 mins or so. She is 6 months old and seems very healthy. Could it be a problem with our water level or water quality or could she just be to full?