Pyrrho pride parade.

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How strange lol. Garfield is so bold and nothing from hands, syphon anything going in the tank phases her but he's a different matter but as I say getting better just makes me laugh that I have to chase him to give him his food :(
 

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All these little guys are so cute!
 

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Old photos but I don't think I've ever posted them here.



 

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Happy, healthy looking pyrrhos, they look like the same race as mine.
Is the old male with the broken jaw still around? I bet he would have some tales to tell if he could speak! :)
 

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Yeah, he's still going strong. The original wild caught pair belonged to Jesper who was a Swedish member here when I originally joined the forum. They came from Sweden to the UK when he moved here for work so they are well travelled. Two have become ten since I've had them although they do like to eat their own eggs so it's amazing any survive :D
 

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Here we go again. Just as the very last juvenile from last year has found a home the egg laying starts. The adults have been quite inactive for the last month or so, but the temp has dropped by a few degrees and they've gone nuts!
 

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I've always loved this species. This was my first siecies if newt I had. Unfortunately the newt I got had a fungal infection and ended up dying, but he did inspire a great interest in these creatures that led to the many species I have now. At some point I want to keep this species again, although I do have Sword Tail newts now.
 

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Oh, sorry, didn't read who started the thread. I would still love updates though!
 

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Just wanted to drop a line of appreciation to everyone who contributed in the thread: Thank you for posting, and more importantly thanks for preserving the species in the hobby!
 

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I thought I'd add a few recent snaps now they have gone into full on breeding mode. Its my F1 male's second breeding season and he's gone almost completely blue! It normally takes a camera flash to bring out the iridophores (sp) but not with him. I've noticed quite a few captive bred pyrrhos that are very blue, I wonder if the lack of red pigment makes the blue brighter? He looks nothing like his parents at all.
 

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Love the colours!! I miss my 'big old guy" and his breeding colours. I'll just have to live vicariously through your photos...keep them coming!
 
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    I also leave the lid open during the day so that evaporation can cool down my tank. I want to buy a fan, but since winter is coming I won't have to buy one yet. Lastly, what water testers are effective and affordable for a broke student like myself? Please, if anyone has any advice I will love to hear it. I care for this creature too much at this point, but I have no one to help me with caring for it other than the internet :,)
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    Hi LauraLobster I am a new owner of axolotls myself and have been getting advice from things like this, I feed mine twice a day on blackworms and brine shrimp blood worms are more of a treat food, a question on where you are keeping you axolotl are you keeping it in the main tank or in a tub also if in the tank did you cycle it first? and if not i suggest tubing it until the tank it cycled, mine are still tubed since I was given bad advice by the shop people about cycling my tank and am still in the process of cycling it. I use pipettes to clean up the mess of my axolotls. I use the API mater test kit for freshwater tanks I am also a student and had to look around to find it the cheapest I could.
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