Caudata.org: Newts and Salamanders Portal

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Did you know that registered users see fewer ads? Register today!

Help with my babies

cbzplace

New member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
My caecilian, 'rubber worm' just had 3 babies. Little miniatures of herself. I keep her in a 30 gallon aquarium which is 18 inches tall. there is foliage and a rock ledge at top just at water level and below. she likes to be under water in a cave at bottom of tank. the babies are all up at top on the plants and ledge. Is this ok for them to be that far away from the mother? Do I need to put them into a smaller tank with less water? I always thought they'd dry out without being in water. What are my babies going to eat? I have feeder guppies in all sizes in there and I put in brine shrimp and dried bloodworms as well as a food mix for my tiger barbs and tetras that are also in the tank. Do I need to do anything for them? My tank water is 78, should I warm it up a bit? Thanks!
 

nate

Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
846
Reaction score
4
Location
Wichita, KS
First off, congrats on the new additions :D


Your temperature is decent, the babies like it a little warmer than the adults, but 78F will work. If you can crank it up to 80 for the babies, that'd be ideal. You don't need to worry about the seperation from the mom, she doesn't care and doesn't provide them ay further care. Most importantly, you'll need to make sure they are getting food. They'll eat frozen bloodworms, various predatory fish/catfish chows & pellets and other prepared foods just fine....if they come across them. From the sound of your tank, you might want to put them in a more shallow set up by themselves to make sure they eat. Neither the babies nor the adult can reliably catch guppies, so no need to buy them. Instead, offer chopped nightcrawlers, shrimp, etc.
 

cbzplace

New member
Joined
Aug 30, 2007
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
More help please, babies are dieing with white fuzzy spots

I have a little ledge for them to stay on it is half in and half out of the water. They sem to like it up there. They've been eating the bloddworms really well. But one by one they are developing spots, they get fuzzy and white and then spreads all over their entire body. They become more and more listless. Then they die. This has happened one by one. She ended up having 5 and now there are only two left with the largest and I though healthiest now covered in fuzzy whiteness even though yesterday he was fine. He seems ot just be floating around the tank now too instead of doing anything. I had moved the tank temp up to 82 and starting putting some ampicilan into the tank in case it is a fungus. Any ideas??
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • axolotlnewtlover:
    the nitrites in my tank are so high omg
    +1
    Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    Hello, I think my axie might have anchor worms, could someone please look at my thread its called 'rapidly growing strange things all over my axolotls' thanks- The-Axolotl
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, reading through your thread now, sorry i didn’t get a chance to welcome you yet!
    +1
    Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    Thanks for reading my thread, everyone has been so helpful 😀😁
    +1
    Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    Can anyone answer if I can use trichlorfon 20mg with my axolotls to treat the anchor worms it is supposed to kill them. I have purchased something from the shop called blue planet paracide which has 20mg of the trichlorfon
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    sorry in advance for anyone who reads my latest post, it’s very long and was written late at night, ergo it isn’t wonderfully organized
    +1
    Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    @axolotl nerd That's so cool that your looking into being a axolotl breeder/ having a axolotl sanctuary
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    @The-Axolotl, im a hug energy when it comes to axolotls, and decided i might as well “shoot my shot” and try to make a living out of it. lots of inspiration taken from margie, who used to breed and sell here on caudata- she was raising about 1000 juveniles at a time, which is my end goal
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    huge nerd**
    +1
    Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    Nice, if/when you start breeding axolotls make sure to post pics of the cute baby axies here on caudata
    +1
    Unlike
  • axolotl nerd:
    i plan on it!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    Hi, i'm new to this community👋
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    and I need help
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    a lot of it
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    if anyone can please reach out to me
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    my axolotl is having airbubles in stomache
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    and is stressing a whole lot pls help me any useful info would help
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • The-Axolotl:
    @Albi_the_axolotlt have you made a thread on the forums about your axolotl having this problem?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Elder_Axolotl:
    @Albi_the_axolotlt I would definitely make a thread about this, but before you panic try putting you axolotl in a tub where the water only goes about an inch above it, and then cool the water down SLOWLY, like a couple ice cubes at a time, to about 50 Deg F. sometimes this helps them pass gas, or even have a bowel movement. Just make sure the Temps from your current enclosure and the tub are within 4 degrees of each other and not higher than 65 Deg F. so you dont Temp shock your baby.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    well I don't know how to make a thread and I am very thankful for your help but the real reason I am worried about is that it goes away and comes back constantly like its gets better today then tomorrow morning she is at the top of the tank floating on her side all bubbled up? I do put her in a container with just enough water to cover her back and it helped but it gets annoying and scary when it's consantly happening and I am worried I am doing something horrible wrong.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Albi_the_axolotlt:
    If you would like to know my care I will make sure to share it with you!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Unlike
    Albi_the_axolotlt: (bye) +1
    Top