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dane

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does anyone out there know if I could house a full sized blue spotted with a full sized spotted? I know blues are around 5 inches long and im not sure what spotteds get(maybe 6 or 7 inches?)
 
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kaysie

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Normally, species mixing is a big no-no. But I think it would be acceptable in this case if you had a big enough tank, and both were collected from the same area.

I occasionally find these two species under the same log in the wild. They have similar ranges, and almost identical care requirements.
 
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dane

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yep, that was my thought, they are around the same length, live together(basicly) and have the same requirments

should probably just keep can eye on them for a while in the beggening
 
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cameron

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These two species are known to hybridize in the wild so if you put them together they could end up mating. Otherwise they would probably like each other because of this and I guess it would be okay.
 
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kaysie

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Cameron, I've never known these species to hybridize. There are no spotted salamander genes within the Jefferson/Laterale complex. Nor do spotted salamanders breed in captivity.
 
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cameron

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I just read that they hybridize in a book and they had a large hybrid range. I thought it was weird at first because they weren't related. So I guess the book is wrong. Sorry.
 
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kaysie

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Cameron, that's Jefferson's salamanders and Blue Spotted salamanders, not spotted salamanders.
 
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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    Hello I'm wondering if fridging axolotl is necessary when giving it a salt bath? My fridge is unpredictable it just changes from freezing temperature to melting by itself. And driving me crazy. So I would not be keen to put my axie in these because of the sudden temperature changes it may experience. Can I leave him in a clean dechlorinated water tub in some of the room? Would I then need to refrigerate the salt water ? Or would I just keep it in a same room temperature?! I have everything ready for him to get a salt bath but just wanted to check about this fridging before I do ( waited for approval to join the forum:)
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    FYI I noticed a white fluffy strings on his gills yesterday. And looking through the forum and some pictures it looks like fungus .
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