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Ningyo and Pachua

Alioth

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Here are some pictures of our new babies (our first axolotls !)
We love them a lot! They're 6 months old and now 12 cm (4,7 inch) long.
It's a wild type (Pachua) and a leucist (Ningyo) . The wild type is presumably male, because he has a very big cloaca in comparison with the leucist.
We adopted them from people who had babies from their own axolotls. Very happy we didn't have to go to a shop (because of the horror they're doing to animals sometimes!)

Ningyo
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Lovely pics!

I love the name Ningyo, I considered it for one of mine!

So the legend goes, if you eat ningyo, you will live for 800 years, but no axolotl on toast please :cool:

Where does the name Pachua come from?
 

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It's a Native American Hopi name meaning "feathered water snake."
But I also read a story once about a water dragon named Pachua, I can't seem to find it online though :happy:. I'll try to find it again :happy:.
Finally someone who likes the names!!!!! :D Most people do not and say: Why didn't you call them Flip and Flap or something like that!:wacko:
 

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Flip and Flap

Hahahaha! You'll have to get two more and call them that, now!

Pachua is a perfect name for an axolotl then, wish I'd thought of that :p

Welcome to the forum, by the way!
 

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Oh my! Sooooo cuuute! For some reason, female axi's always look so cute when they're that pinkish colour :wacko: The pics r so clear, what did u take them with?
 

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Thanks a lot for the nice comments!! I love this forum allready and I'm planning to become an active member :D !
When I have more time I will search all your topics for looking at your axies too! Because i'm shure they are as cute as mine!

For the pictures, I used a samsung ES65, a rather cheap camera ;). I just put the light of the aquarium on (it's not on a lot, because I know they don't like it, but it doesn't seem to bother them) and the flashlight of the camera off. Then I wait till they are close to the glass and put my camera against the glass (they seem to like that, they come and see what all the movement is :D). Set the camera on macro and take a pic :happy: and pray that they don't move at the moment you shoot, because then the picture is blurry.
 

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New pictures with moonlight!

Their home!

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Ningyo & Pachua eating
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And then a couple of Ningyo. Thanks to his color it's still possible to take pictures!

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Snif Snif! Wormpie :mrgreen:

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We used the dioder LED kit from ikea (39,95 euro) it's not waterproof, so we taped it against the back of the aquarium till we figure a way out to waterproof it. Though I think the effect is stunning allready and that for a low price... You can change it in 8 colours (white-yellow-green-light blue-dark blue-pink-purple-red), the dark blue colour is ideal for moonlight :).
 

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New pictures! They're growing so fast (16 cm now!)
 

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They have grown indeed! Compared to your first picture theyre monsters now :D

How cute in the new pics.. Look like theyre kissing ;)
 

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New piccies! They have grown a lot :D
Ningyo = 17 cm & Pachua = 20 cm
Aren't they adorable?
 

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Thank you for the nice reply :D!
Ningyo (leucist) is getting dark spots and I'm curious where that will lead to :)
 
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