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Hello! so my tank finally finished cycling, and today I put my axolotls into the tank. They were doing great for about six hours, and then my mel started frantically glass surfing. She’s 11 months old. Is this normal for a new tank? My other axolotl in the tank is acting perfectly normal. I turned off one of the filters because I thought it might be too strong, but she started doing it again shortly after. Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0, Nitrate is 5ppm, and PH is 6.8. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi!
Does she seem stressed in any other way?

"Glass surfing" could very well be a sign of stress - but it doesn't have to be. I have one axolotl that's perfectly healthy but has bouts of glass-surfing as well. Most movement comes from behind the glass, swimming is fun, and I think he can see his own reflection moving in the glass if the light hits it right.
The other three axolotls in the tank don't seem to bother, so I'm fairly certain it's harmless.

As long as she doesn't show any other signs of stress (and stops doing it, eventually), I wouldn't worry.

Others might know more, of course!
 

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Hi!
Does she seem stressed in any other way?

"Glass surfing" could very well be a sign of stress - but it doesn't have to be. I have one axolotl that's perfectly healthy but has bouts of glass-surfing as well. Most movement comes from behind the glass, swimming is fun, and I think he can see his own reflection moving in the glass if the light hits it right.
The other three axolotls in the tank don't seem to bother, so I'm fairly certain it's harmless.

As long as she doesn't show any other signs of stress (and stops doing it, eventually), I wouldn't worry.

Others might know more, of course!
she doesn’t seem stressed in any other way. Thank you for your reply! That makes sense :)
 
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