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Freeky - I am very pleased he's doing well. I was a little worried when you initially contacted me and we made the call that he really was metamorphosing that he wouldn't live very long. I'm pleased that he has flourished. I wanted to ask you two questions:

1) Can I use your photo in this thread on my axolotl site please? I will of course give you credit.

2) What forum are people giving you a hard time on? I am curious. Feel free to post a link (normally this is frowned upon but I'm requesting it please ;) ).

Regarding the great link to Tim Burkhardt's photos of Ambystoma velasci, look at the toes - looks like a missing link between USA tiger toes and axolotl toes.
 

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Freeky - I am very pleased he's doing well. I was a little worried when you initially contacted me and we made the call that he really was metamorphosing that he wouldn't live very long. I'm pleased that he has flourished. I wanted to ask you two questions:

1) Can I use your photo in this thread on my axolotl site please? I will of course give you credit.

2) What forum are people giving you a hard time on? I am curious. Feel free to post a link (normally this is frowned upon but I'm requesting it please ;) ).

Regarding the great link to Tim Burkhardt's photos of Ambystoma velasci, look at the toes - looks like a missing link between USA tiger toes and axolotl toes.


sorry about a very late reply.
thats fine about using my photo :)
and i can get alot more.
he is an AMAZING hunter SO fast!!!!!!
not friendly though, anythign that moves - is food. hehe
he is getting more and more spotty and loves hiding in a flower pot!
he has now moved in to a bigger 3 foot tank. and Loving it.
and the forum.. i wont say - its a great forum just a few ...... annoying people.
someone i asked and recommended that i spoke to you (freined sof you i think... *hides*. they think i am eveil, i didn it on pupose and i dont care about it..
this is becuase i was thinking of selling it - so it got the best care - its alot different to a llizard etc etc.
infact i asked loads of help from you and a few other people. he has completely metermorphed and
is eating and pooing etc etc fine.
teh sad thign is .. he wont live as long.
and one thing i must say is..
.dont listen to just one person.. (theperson i brought it from)
do your own research. in just 1 - 2 weeks i did this .. and i felt incredibly guilty.


(sorry for spelling!!!)
 

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I think the lifespan of a naturally morphed axolotl is significantly higher than one that is forced to metamorph. If chemicals are used to morph an axolotl, that means they cannot create these chemicals themselves, and will probably die much more quickly than those that morph naturally, and can create their own chemicals.

Don't let people get you down. You're doing a good job.
 

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thank you.


and ill get some more pictures soon!!

I think the lifespan of a naturally morphed axolotl is significantly higher than one that is forced to metamorph. If chemicals are used to morph an axolotl, that means they cannot create these chemicals themselves, and will probably die much more quickly than those that morph naturally, and can create their own chemicals.

Don't let people get you down. You're doing a good job.
 

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your axie/ salamander looks absolutely stunning!!!!

I wish i knew somewhere here that actually sold salamander newts where i am so i can watch it change... not that i dont love my maurice to death cos hes awesome too :D
but that must be soo cool that your fish evolved!
Congrats!!!
 

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your axie/ salamander looks absolutely stunning!!!!

I wish i knew somewhere here that actually sold salamander newts where i am so i can watch it change... not that i dont love my maurice to death cos hes awesome too :D
but that must be soo cool that your fish evolved!
Congrats!!!
:) thank you
 

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I've added/am adding one of your photos to the axolotl site (I'm doing some fixes and updates to that whole site right now).
 

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wow

very interesting that an axootl made the news a very special one at that go the axies lol
 

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Those photos of Mexican Tiger salamanders aren't representative - those animals have a lot less spotting than most photos of velasci.
 

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That is so neat & scary for me at the same time. My new addition axolotl looks like yours Pokeon hes onyx with yellow small pokedots. Hope he stays an axolotl I don't know the first thing bout those lizards lol. But hey thats pretty neat congrats!
 

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I don't know the first thing bout those lizards lol
Please, the purpose of this site is to provide authoritative information. Calling them lizards just brings the whole thing down. They are not lizards/reptiles, they are amphibians, a completely different class of animal. This is talked about on the front of the Axolotl Site, http://www.axolotl.org.
 

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I saw this YouTube video awhile ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0BanyQyc3Q. Since this seems to be the morphed axie section, I thought I'd post it here. Since the text is German, I don't know for certain, but it looks like an axolotl morph. I was surprised to see it eat non-live stationary food.
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Those photos of Mexican Tiger salamanders aren't representative - those animals have a lot less spotting than most photos of velasci.

I just saw this post, and just wanted to say that it's tough to say how representative they are/aren't. It could just be that most velasci pictures come from one particular known or accessible region. Most likely, like our tigers, the Mexicans probably have a range of patterning. Photos from several regions may be the most representative.
 

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It ate a pellet!! I allways thought when they morphed they would stop eating pellets and go for just live foods. Well I learned something
 

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do they all do that? coz i rele dont want mine to come out of the water? do the albino ones morph like that aswell???
 

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Don't worry

Its very unusual for this to happen. Freeky's was kept at one point in rather poor water conditions which may have triggered this .
 

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freeky please have a look

hi :confused:
Here r some pic's of alex he/she (Im not sure yet any help on that too would be appreciated) use to look just like your first picture ive recently moved alex to a bigger tank now its losted all its gills eyes have gone kind of foggy and theres very little movment at all and no eatting. Im asking you cause it looks just the same can you help
 

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    Oh, I just realized you said you do 100% water changes everyday. He has been in the tub with water changes this whole time right?
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    I don't have the other parameter, I didn't get the testing kit because I thought it wasn't necessary since I do daily changes
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    He spent 15h in my tank, then I took him out when I was told he was too small to be in a tank with sand, he's been in a tub since then
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    Thank you for helping me
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    I use Prime to condition the tub water...
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    I don’t believe you need other ones either since you are doing 100% water changes and theres no filter, hence there being no cycling
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    Would a low pH have that effect on him?
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    i use prime as well, thats def the best one I have used. I’m thinking maybe you are right about the pH
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    Ok, I'll go to the pet store this afternoon to get some pH up
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    one second, let me do some research
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    ok, thank you so much
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  • Paige1warren:
    Okay so what I found is lower pH can bring on the symptoms ur lil guy is having. Your pH isn’t too too low, but it is lower then recommended so it’s possible having him exposed to a low pH for an extended amount of time has caused him to be really stressed out and stopped eating. Is your tank with the sand still set up and running? And if so, what is the pH in that tank? I’m thinking a filtered tank might be the best for him, but still leave him in the tub until he seems to be improving. Could you send me a picture of the sand and of your little guy? I put my girl on sand when she was still fairly small and it is normally fine if the sand is fine.
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    Poor baby, this is all my fault.
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    if the tank isn’t set up, that’s okay. I would recommend today going and getting an air stone to put in the tub that hes currently in. Creating more aeration in the water can increase pH. You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda very slowly for 5 gallons of water to help. I don’t know much about the baking soda thing and I’m not sure how completely safe it is. This might help explain it a little better How to adjust the pH in your aquarium
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    The tank is still running, I am cycling it (for 2 weeks) with guppys
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    Probably too soon, I read it take 6-8 weeks to cycle
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    How can I upload a pic?
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    hey! Don’t blame it on yourself. It happens. Is this your first axie? I’m a newer owner as well if so (I’ve had mine since Oct). I know how scary it can be
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    He's my first yes...
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    if you have the API water test kit, check all the perimeters in the tank. We can check the cycling process with the perimeters. And I’m actually not sure how to upload a pic lololol I thought it would be easier but I tried it myself and now I’m confused! It says to attack a link, I’m not sure how that works
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    Dont beat yourself up over this, your little guy will be ok 😊
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    I will do that for sure this afternoon! I really hope he pulls through :( He's so freakin cute
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    Thanks for your help :)
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    You’re so welcome! Keep a close eye on him and try to offer food a couple times a day. Maybe try some pellets too for a different smell, might get him interested. Keep me updated!
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    Will do, thanks!
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