Male or Female Axolotl?

AMurry24537

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
133
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Minnesota
Country
United States
Hey y'all, this golden albino is about a year and a half old. I've been assuming that he is a boy, since the cloaca region does generally seem swollen (I feel like it's usually more so than in these pictures), but I've heard of people who've mistaken their females for males before. "He" does seem to have a rounder body shape but maybe he's just chubby? Anyway, I'm just not sure. What do you think? It really doesn't matter that much, but I've been hoping to raise some babies someday and I'd kind of need to know for that to happen, lol.
 

Attachments

  • 20201128_031243.jpg
    20201128_031243.jpg
    3.3 MB · Views: 395
  • 20201128_031242.jpg
    20201128_031242.jpg
    3.2 MB · Views: 45
  • 20201128_031206.jpg
    20201128_031206.jpg
    3.1 MB · Views: 49
  • 20201128_031156.jpg
    20201128_031156.jpg
    3.2 MB · Views: 402

Murk

Active member
Joined
Dec 5, 2018
Messages
270
Reaction score
111
Points
43
Country
Netherlands
In my experience, if the axolotl is old enough to sex and you're "unsure" it's always a female. In adult axolotls, the male cloaca is so obvious you wouldn't be unsure.
 

AMurry24537

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
133
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Minnesota
Country
United States
In my experience, if the axolotl is old enough to sex and you're "unsure" it's always a female. In adult axolotls, the male cloaca is so obvious you wouldn't be unsure.

Well, that's the thing, I've heard that females do sometimes have a visible bump, so I'm honestly not sure at what point it's considered "obvious," you know?
 

AMurry24537

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
133
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Minnesota
Country
United States
Here are a few more pictures now that he/she isn't all curled up, lol
 

Attachments

  • 20201129_194835.jpg
    20201129_194835.jpg
    1.4 MB · Views: 59
  • 20201129_194822.jpg
    20201129_194822.jpg
    1.3 MB · Views: 61
  • 20201129_194804.jpg
    20201129_194804.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 49
  • 20201129_195148.jpg
    20201129_195148.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 56

Calgarycoppers

Active member
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Messages
763
Reaction score
164
Points
43
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Country
Canada
Could go either way

I find the adult males you can see the bulging cloaca on either side of the tail from the top view.

And yes as adults should be very obviously glands on either side
 

Murk

Active member
Joined
Dec 5, 2018
Messages
270
Reaction score
111
Points
43
Country
Netherlands
Well, that's the thing, I've heard that females do sometimes have a visible bump, so I'm honestly not sure at what point it's considered "obvious," you know?

What I tried to say: if it was a male, you would be sure.

It could be that in a few months the cloaca bulges out more, yes.
With an adult, if it's a male you'll know.

If you're unsure, it's a female.
 

AMurry24537

Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2019
Messages
133
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Minnesota
Country
United States
Not trying to spam here, but I'm still going back and forth just about every other day whether I think my dude is a girl or a boy 😂

Here's one more picture I took today. This is, I think, a little closer to what he/she "usually" looks like, buuuuut maybe it just has to poop, lol.

20210103_011515.jpg
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • differencess:
    Daphnia water fleas, mosquito larvae and any larve will do
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lilith:
    Ok Thank You. ^-^
    +1
    Unlike
  • Austin Wayneg:
    I just got a tiger salamander and it's not eating
    +1
    Unlike
  • ArpTheAxolotl:
    Congrats. D6
    +1
    Unlike
  • SubZero:
    What are you feeding it
    +2
    Unlike
  • Austin Wayneg:
    Red worms
    +1
    Unlike
  • Audrey22:
    Try various foods to mimic a natural diet. If your worms are dead, try living things for sure. My newts prefer live food almost exclusively. My eastern newts eat snails, black worms, baby brine and others. They are like picky children. Maybe blood worms are their broccoli lol
    +1
    Unlike
  • rads:
    Hey there guys! My tank is cycled but I'm still battling ammonia spikes just when I get it down to zero. I keep the tank clean and do water changes when needed to lower it. Ammonia is about .25-.5 right now, 0 nitrite, 20 nitrate ppm. Not sure why two months in now it's still fluctuating?
    +1
    Unlike
  • xxianxx:
    @axolotl nerd, rads, the cycle has crashed or the tank wasnt fully cycled to start with. Remove the animals to a seperate tank or tub, give 100% daily water changes. It can take a while to cycle a tank if its yr first time.
    +2
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Hey guys! We had our first unexpected hot day and I was an idiot and forgot to put on the fan for my axolotl tank. When I came to feed her at around 7, I noticed the tank was 75 degrees!! It has never been this warm, it’s always a stable 67ish without a fan. It was only this warm for today (yesterday it was normal temps), and I immeditately got the fan on when I saw. It is down to 69 degrees now. Is my axie going to be ok with the increase in temperature for a day?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Oh that’s in Fahrenheit by the way, I think in Celsius it almost got up to 24 c if I’m not mistaken
    +1
    Unlike
  • Toothpickthelotl:
    Axie is showing no signs of stress whatsoever
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • xxianxx:
    A short temp spike is unlikely to cause any long term probs
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    xxianxx has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • gemdimps:
    Hi 👋🏻 I am desperately seeking cycling advice
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    NewtPoot has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    RCWaterPets has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
    Chat Bot: RCWaterPets has left the room. +1
    Top