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Hi all! My name is Kymmy, and this is Cooper. I just got back into the hobby. This is my first Lotl in over a decade. I have 2 other tanks with fish. Im a 4 time cancer survivor and patient, and a recent Wildlife Biology graduate. I was told Cooper is a Copper Melanoid. But i am not sure yet, if the little one is male or female. Cooper is about 4.5 inches long. Its only been about 4 days since i got the Lotl. Coopers tank is a 20l. I have a sponge filter in the corner, and a hang on back thats a tad big for the tank, but the flow is broken up by plants, fake lily pads, and a piece of sponge. There is no flow in the main area. The water is about 63 degrees. I have fans if it gets warmer. I do have some red root floaters that seem to be doing well with the cooler water and low light. Kinda surprised me. Im still working on getting to know Cooper and what and when he/she likes to eat. Cooper will scarf down 2 or 3 small earthworm segments twice a day. Doesnt seem to want much more. Im sure he/she is still getting used to the new home and a good schedule will be established as we go.Cooper also REALLY likes to watch tv. Lol I currently have Cooper, as well as a tank with a gorgeous male Daffodil Princess cichlid with Endlers that he actually gets along with, a tank with Threadfin Rainbows, Cories, and a Red Lizard Whiptail, a rescue Chinchilla named Lola, and two cats. Lol. Its very obvious that i have a soft spot for critters. Lol. Thank you all, for allowing me to be here. I have learned so much from perusing this site. Glad to be here!
 

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is it difficult to care, I want to get one of them and would you suggest taking a couple(y)(y)(y)
 

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Its actually been quite i while since i have had Axolotls. This is my first one in over 10 years. I may not be the right one to ask. I am having to relearn everything again. I would not want to give you the wrong advice. That being said, they do take some work. But it pays off. They are adorable and fun to watch. I dont have experience keeping more than one in a tank. But there are many people here, in the forums that do. I am very glad i got my Axolotl. I hope to have Cooper for a long time. 😊
 
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  • lvlyvoa:
    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
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    @lvlyvoa, good to hear, np. They love nightcrawlers and worms if you have access to them, they're the healthiest thing they can eat since they're a complete prey
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  • Jaeger:
    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?
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  • AkemiYousei:
    @Jaeger I would try to double up on Prime to combat the slime coat shed when doing the 100% water changes. Also, if it's bad, might want to consider a tea bath as a preventive measure.
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    I just wrote this on the post ^
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    Haha, great minds, right?
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    They sure do 😄!
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  • Jaeger:
    @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
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    Might be the stress, or the shedding bothering it
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    Make sure s/he can't jump out, and maybe keep her in a undisturbed, darkened place for a bit. See if that calms the goldie.
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  • Jaeger:
    I woke up to my golden axolotl covered complete white. what do i do
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    Just found out, hes dead. :(
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    :'(
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    @Jaeger, Oh no! Sorry to hear. :(
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    my axolotl has white balls on its gills and the feathers have shrunk
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  • Jasper2021:
    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 !!
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    Hi Jasper 2021,
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  • Wyn1993:
    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!
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