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Kymmy442

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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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    that doesnt sound good
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    Is it normal for my axie to eat every day? He’s overly hungry 😛
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    I'm new here but do I detect a bit of sarcasm in these comments? Ya'll sound like a fine bunch to me!
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    oh yes we’re all very sarcastic
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    My son and I have been looking for a water dog/tiger salamander for quite some time now with no luck has anybody know how or where to find any
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    @axolotl nerd, where can I find waterdogs or tiger salamanders my son has wanted one for a long time and I've been searching high and low with no luck
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    @Jokerjay, its a good idea to tell people where you are from. This is an international group. I have eastern tigers, im in the uk.
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    @Jokerjay, as in water dogs do you mean axolotls? i suggest very heavy research and a fully cycled tank before even considering purchasing one
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    Axolotls are amazing until they get sick and then they’re a pain in the backside to treat - I recently lost two axolotls due to unknown causes
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    Anyone from the us? Looking for at least one or two axolotls for me and my son to have our own at-home project together.
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    i highly recommend “buyanaxolotl.com”- ive purchased from them and received a beautiful animal for relatively cheap, in great condition, and excellent shipping precautions. the breeders are a couple living in georgia (i believe, don’t quite remember) and they’re fantastic. sometimes their website contact page doesn’t work, so i’d probably try just emailing them. good luck and happy hunting!
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    do those aquarium fans work well for axolotls
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    My little guy got stuck in the filter yesterday. His back leg is red. Will this heal
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    Any recommendations on a water chiller for a 10gallon but will work for a 20gal when I decide to upgrade?
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    Hi all I'm new here I'm just looking some advise on cycle witch is currently driving me insane . So we are week 8 I'm dosing daily with 4pp of amonia and for the last week has been dropping to zero witch I no is good. But my question is my nitrites are sitting at between 0.50 and 1.0 PM and nitrates are between 10 and 20 and neither of these seem to be dropping. I have done 2 40% water changes a few days ago and no change the only thing I can think of is I didnt use the seachem stability stuff which I have now ordered but surely that shouldn't have much difference this far into cycling
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    Dropping ammonia with rising nitrate and nitrite is good. It means the nitrifying bacteria is working. You just have to remove the nitrate from the water doing water changes. The level of nitrates is high and the nitrate is also high. The nitrite will be converted to nitrate using the beneficial bacteria and you can add them using quick start or allowing them to naturally grow in the tank. The latter option will take longer. The nitrate can be used by plants, so live plants can decrease the levels, but I would do a water change to get the nitrate at a level that is lower than 5 ppm. 5ppm of nitrate is natural and a good place.
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    New here. hope this is the right place to post my question. I had 27 axolotyls aged 2-3 months old. main food has been finely chopped up bloodworms. no problems. I decided to introduce earthworms from my earthworm compost bin for variety. I finely chopped up 4 small earthworms and fed them to the babies. Within an hour 20 of the babies were dead. The remaining 7 (the smaller babies) survived and are now fine on bloodworms. Any ideas why the chopped up earthworms killed many of the babies?
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