Need advice on introducing a new Axolotl

AnimeDan

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Hello! Right now I have a 38 gallon long tank that only has my wild type Axolotl buddy. About a month ago I bought a new lucy that I have named princess and have been keeping her in a separate smaller tank to make sure she didn’t have any diseases. (I don’t actually know either of their genders yet) they are both in the 6-7 inch range though buddy is much bulkier than princess, not fat just big.

Ive read that they can be territorial and can bite new axolotls and I’m afraid that buddy might hurt princess.

Their tanks have been right next to each other and I see them hanging out and staring at each other which gives me hope that I might be able to add her fine but I just wanted to see if you recommend I do something extra like get a divider for the tank or if I should just be able to move her hide into the larger tank and add her in.
I’ve attached recent pictures of the two of them for reference.
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Have you tried perhaps putting them in the same tub to see what happens? If it's big enough that is. A 2 gallon tub might be big enough, in case they don't like each other and decide to try to bail. Though I will say that the large, massive tank that you have is probably perfect for them because they can both just leave and do whatever they want on the other side. Big enough to isolate themselves into what they would assume is their territory.
 

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Just dump it in and feed heavy. With that size tank and two axolotls the same size you should have no problems.
 

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Thanks for the advice! Guess I may have been a bit over protective of princess! 😅
 

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I tend to just introduce after quarantine and provide lots of food and hides.

I find they dont have issues if the same size within 1"
 
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