I have these in my garden. they breed every year and and I try to remove them to a nearby park with a swamp and a lake as I live in a townhome with a small garden in the front and about a 50 gallon pond. I never find the adults only the larvae and juveniles.
they are safer in your small pond (its fish-less right?). in order to find the larvae there the adults must have made it to your pond, and deemed it a good safe place for their offspring. there are probably not many predators in your pond-as opposed to the swamp/lake.
Hi, just curious if your long-toe is submerged underwater. I have four adults and one of them will float submerged on the bottom of my tank. I'm not sure what to think of this, but I have been putting him/her on land if I see it happen. thanks!
hey thank you all so much for your help!! i shouldn't have been so careless, but I love my axie very much and her behaviour has improved as I have started a tank cycle and gotten some good food for her
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!