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Not seeing too many like these two

MarieLynn

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Re: Not seeing to many like these two

Do you have a better shot of the tail?
 

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Dwarves with crinkle tail? I should hope not... Glad these ones have found a good home, though.
 

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I think I see some deformed limbs as well. Must have been some genetic abnormalities that caused the mutation, maybe the result of inbreeding. Or possibly something stunted the development. Either way, they are certainly unique little cuties!
 

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Ok now I am kinda of freaking out. They are pretty healthy and I adore them but the posts here make me think I have “mutants”. No offense of course! Tails are very crinkly! I will look to see if I can find a closer photo of their tails.
 

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Nothing to be freaked out over, just looks like you have dwarf axies. I've never seen a crinkled tail naturally like that though!
 
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In fact, I was looking at images on the web just now and I don't believe there are any other axies with wavy tails! You have one special axolotl!
 

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Hi, I'm new to this site and new to axolotls, I've hatched some just after Christmas and a few have wavy tails?? They are all eating and pooping well. I'm keeping 2 but going to rehome the other 6. I need some help please.... a lady took 2(well her boyfriend collect two, but shes now telling me they are deformed and should of been culled or put to sleep???? Please help
 

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im not an expert but id say watch how they behave, if the tail kinks are limiting movement or ability to swim those ones should be put down, the ones with deformities furthest from the torso might grow up ok but the one with a hard kink right where the tail begins may have issues with the lower legs and organs.

i would not allow these to breed but they might be ok as pets. if any of them seem to be struggling i do think it would be kind to humanly put them to sleep (freezer seems to be a common method).
 

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Hi, I'm new to this site and new to axolotls, I've hatched some just after Christmas and a few have wavy tails?? They are all eating and pooping well. I'm keeping 2 but going to rehome the other 6. I need some help please.... a lady took 2(well her boyfriend collect two, but shes now telling me they are deformed and should of been culled or put to sleep???? Please help
unless the animals quality of life is at risk or is actively being lowered due to their deformities they should not be put to sleep. if they have the will to survive and are still eating and passing waste, being playful and swimming around, and don’t seem to be in pain, keep them. people are so quick to cull dwarves or kinked tail axolotls, when they can realistically have a good (if somewhat shortened) life. as they get older they can have intestinal issues in which case euthanasia may be the best option, but as long as they are young and spry and happy, they absolutely should be kept alive.
i would not sell these as anything other than pets, and heavily inform the customer that the axolotl will in fact have a shortened lifespan and some possible health difficulties as their life goes on.
 
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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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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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    do the classifieds still exist?
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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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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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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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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    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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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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