My axolotl hatchlings arent growing. help

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These guys hatched about a month or two ago and started grew a decent amount and it appears that they have stopped growing. They are about 1.5cm long and do not have legs yet. I feed them baby brine shrimp twice a day. Is there anything i can do for them or is this normal? help.
 

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Are you changing the water after the brine shrimp feedings? Do you have an air stone?
 

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yes and i have an air stone in the tank but not in the container itself
 

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I think you need to rear them in their own separate tank and not in a container in the grown axolotls' tank.

More space and frequent water changes will help them grow. Same concept as raising baby fish.

Good luck.
 

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oh okay thank you
Good luck.

I had the exact "baby tank" you have in your photos and once kept a single fish in it inside a 20 long and the fish died because there is incredibly poor circulation/water flow/oxygen flow between the water in the small container and the main tank.

Those holes are small and there are not enough of them spread over a large enough area.

That said, I would still not recommend raising baby axolotls of baby fish in a smaller container (even if it was all-mesh and had better circulation) in a larger tank. They will always do their best in their own separate tank.
 

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oh okay thank you
Good luck.

I had the exact "baby tank" you have in your photos and once kept a single fish in it inside a 20 long and the fish died because there is incredibly poor circulation/water flow/oxygen flow between the water in the small container and the main tank.

Those holes are small and there are not enough of them spread over a large enough area.

That said, I would still not recommend raising baby axolotls of baby fish in a smaller container (even if it was all-mesh and had better circulation) in a larger tank. They will always do their best in their own separate tank.
 
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