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mary

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MAYBE!!!! oh well if i ever come to england i will smuggle on or two in for you!
 
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kim

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Dont forget me i would love a freak!

I even adopt things/animals if people dont want them just coz they are odd!
 
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mik

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Lol --- Yep sorry I'm in UK. But if you can fit Aztec & Freak's offspring in an envelope I won't say no.

Been to Queensland; a few years ago. Great place. Went to Brisbane, Surfer's Paradise and Gold Coast. Even visited that loony Steve Irwins place in Beerah. He wasn't wrestling a giant axie though.

I couldn't do experiments on axies...saucy beggar!
 
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heather

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here are my uninteresting, not named axolotls
I still love them
picture is kinda big hunh?
 
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jenny

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is that them as babies and adults r r they dif axys in the pix?
 
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mary

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Wow they are so cool!!! I hope one of my babies turns out to look like the dark one in the first photo!!! I love it!!! It's thwe coolest!!!!
 
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katy

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i'm sure i'd love to have one of freak's babies! you'll have to post pics so i can choose the freakiest ;) i've just got more pets recently (rats this time!) so i'm not sure what my boyfriend woulld say to more axolotls, but hey, he'll live :p i definitely need to get me a girl!
 
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mary

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ok katy, well have to organise it when they are big enough.

If I give you a female, then you can breed it with aztec and then give me one of the female babies and i can breed it with freak - and then we should have heaps of freaks! I think you and I could definently start a trend!!!

But really, I would love to see the out come of aztec and freaks baby, so when they are big enough to tell what they will turn out to look like and when i can tell if it's a girl!!!
 
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katy

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i don't think you can tell for sure what sex they are til they're pretty big - like 6 or 7 inches.

and don't forget you can always breed freak with one of his own babies!
 
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mary

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Yeah, I was wondering about that today actually. Are you able to interbreed axolotls - will they turn out deformed or even more freaky than they are already? Is this a safe practice? To breed father and daughter and mother and son, brother and sister????
 
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mik

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In breeding is gernally used to try and fix a trait in the offspring. When I say fix I don't mean mend I mean to make the common form of the phenotype you are trying to acheive.

If you follow the dog breeding frame of mind then back breeding is typically frowned upon because it does throw up sports or a few unexpected types as well as the desired result.

So yes they will breed sibling to sibling or parent to offspring etc. But it isn't something you want to continue doing. The healthiest population has to have the largest gene pool available.

There is a line that says that nearly all axies in captivity or in labs are decended a couple of early colonies and even more specifically all albinos to the albino tiger in the Paris show of 1890s (I forget the exact year).

Makes you think about the origin of our cute freaks doesn't it?
 
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jenny

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i read somewhere as well that all golden hamsters originated from one pair that was found in a desert after they thought they were extict...as inbreeding effects intelligence does that mean hamsters could have been real clever b4 the ones bred in captivity from these original two?

same with axys too?
 
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katy

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inbreeding is fine as long as you outbreed as well. so breed a mother and son, and then next generation would have to be bred to an unrelated axy to keep the genes strong.
 
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mary

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ok, well i don't want to breed the mother, she's not a freak!!!!! But i understand, just breed freak with one of his female ofspring, then breed one of them with a toltally unrealated axi.

Can i then breed one of them with freak again??? Or one of his other offspring???
 
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    The second image was how it looked the first time, it was mixed with some other poop like stuff. after that its been small and without the poopy stuff
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  • madcaplaughs:
    The second photo looks reminiscent of partially-digested worms, though I've never seen anything like that. Have you checked your parameters lately?
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    Right now theyre in smaller tubs that i do daily water changes in
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    I'll admit Ive bought test strips but they havent come in yet
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    I use Prime to dechlorinate the water, which was recommend by the girl I got them from
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    For now I'd tub the axolotl and do daily 100% water changes until you're able to test your parameters
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    I'd also recommend ordering a liquid test kit such as the API Freshwater Master Test Kit since strips are generally unreliable and inaccurate.
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    Hello! Anyone there right now by chance? I have a couple questions about plants in an axolotl tank.
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    @Chelsea smith, Hi, what questions did you have?
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    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew if java fern, the floaters like frog bit, anubis, and moss balls could be all kept without any substrate with the axies? I have sand right now with an axie who is over a year but we were just testing the waters really but I continously read about a lot of health issues with sand impacting constipation and hiding bad bacteria and such, we just want to make him comfy.
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    I don't know about the java ferns, but the moss balls and anything that floats on the surface of the water should be totally fine! I'm not saying the java ferns aren't an option, I just personally don't know if they can live without some sort of substrate
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    Java ferns actually do better when they are attached to a piece of wood or other decor anyway. Their rhizomes can be easily burried in sand and then they dont grow properly. The others can also be kept without sand no problem.
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    @Chelsea smith All of the plants you've listed can be kept without substrate. Plants with rhizomes cannot be submerged in substrate, as burying the rhizome will cause the plant to suffocate and rot. You can pin these plants under on onto decoration, rocks, etc., just be careful that the rhizome is not in substrate. Moss balls and floating plants, naturally, do not need substrate either. Do note that floating plants require a good amount of light.
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    Hi guys, I have an 11 month old axoltol who is about 9 inches long. She normally is a pig when it comes to food. I switch between pellets and night crawlers, and sometimes blood worms if she had a big meal the day before. Anyways, I went to go feed her a night crawler today, and she wouldn’t eat it! She turned her head and went to the corner. I noticed that when I cut this worm it seems to release a lot more goop then other worms I’ve cut, I tried to wash it off the best I could with cold water. Do you think maybe she didn’t want to eat it because of that? She normally will eat anything in front of her face. Water perimeters are perfectly normal by the way, and temp is at a steady 63 degrees F.
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    Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything. It’s probably no big deal, it’s just unusual behavior for her so it really caught my eye. Love my girl and want to make sure everything’s ok.
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    Paige1warren: Also, she looks perfectly fine. Tail is straight, gills aren’t curled, no fungus or anything... +1
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