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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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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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  • Sylvia88:
    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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