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How to feed the babies!?

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melanie

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it would be great if you could help me out. what they eat, how often. I am feeding them baby brine shrimp and they seem to have full bellies! yay! but I'm only feeding them a little once a day. there are about 30 to 40 hatchlings oxox
 
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joan

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Baby brine shrimp are good, I used daphnia of various sizes. I would feed them at least twice a day. With the daphnia, you can basically dump a whole bunch in and let them eat at their own pace, since daphnia live in the water (at least until they're eaten
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jennifer

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If you are in the US/Canada, find a source of live blackworms. These are the easiest thing to raise them on, in my opinion. For hatchlings, you have to chop the blackworms. See:
http://www.axolotl.org/rearing.htm
http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/microfoods.shtml
http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/raising.shtml

One quick tip: when posting questions about axolotls, you'll get a lot more response if you post in the axololt section of the forum.
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(Message edited by jennewt on September 14, 2005)
 
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melanie

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ummm...sheepish...hehehe thankyou guys so much.will be in that forum. thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for all your help couldn't of done it without you oxoxox
 
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joan

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Melanie, why not join as a member and enjoy our company all the time, lol.
 
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