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karisha

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Can Axolotls be in a tank with other fish or creatures? From the majority of info I have read they tell you to stay clear of placing fish etc in the tank with them. I wanted to hear yalls experiences or suggestions.

Oceans of Hugs,
Karisha
 
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mik

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Not reccommended unless you want one to be food for the other.
Gills get nibbles small fish get hunted down by the axies.
Butterfly plecs are ok and they keep the algae under control. They are a bit thorny on the outsdie so axies soon learn to leave them alone
 
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brad

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Hey guys. i know its not recommended but has anyone had any luck with keeping other fish besides feeder fish with Axolotls? i have guppies and some form of stripy zebra looking feeder fish in with my two axies. The axies occasionally eat one or two but i wanted something a bit bigger for decoration i.e Paradise Fish. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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kim

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Brad, I would not recommened to have any fish in with a axie for any period of time.

They can carry things that axies can pick up, most fish with think that axies gill are food, and will nibble nibble nibble until they are all gone.

Take a look around the forum, I have a few comment on people keeping fish with axie, with bad results.
 
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maggie

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I had my axies for several weeks before I introduced another fish in with them. I had moved them to school and decided I wanted a catfish to help me keep the tank clean. I got a corydoras with a couple black stripes. At the time he seemed a lot bigger than what the axies would try to eat and I have not seen any missing fins or gills on either the catfish or the axies. They do not seem to bother each other. The corydoras also would not have a tendency to nibble on gills like I've heard other fish do because their mouths are meant for sucking food off the bottom. My corydoras, or "Nemo", has a fine time cleaning up the tank after the messy axies eat. The unheated water does not seem to bother it either.
 
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cynthia

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Does anyone have any experience(or horror stories) with apple snails being housed with axolotls?
 
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daniel

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Don't Put Any Thing with an axolotl but another axolotl I no of people that have put in sucker fish that have sucked off the axolotl skin leaving to die an agonising death. So DON'T PUT ANY THING WITH AN AXOLOTL but a axolotl!!!

Dan
 
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kim

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Cynthia,

Please take a look at the quote below... this is from the link that Jen has posted..


So I think its a NO :p


Snails--Advice?
Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 03:24:

I recently acquired 4 axolotls. Ranging from 1 1/2" to 2 1/2". I also raise apple snails. Apple snails have an operculum or door to their shell that they retract inside when they pull in their foot. The operculum is made of the same material as the shell and therfore hard with sharp edges.

After settling the axolotls into their tank with a few apple snails, I left them alone for about 30 minutes, and when I returned, the largest axolotl (also my only leucistic) had its head inside one of the snails. This particular snail was around 3" in diameter. What probably happened was that when the axolotl investigated, the snail tried to close up into its shell.

Well I pulled the shell open enough to get the axolotl out and the operculum had cut its throat, of course killing my axolotl. If I had left it in the tank the snail probably would have eaten what it could and the other snails would have joined in. If you have a weak or injured fish, newt, etc. or something that simply cannot get away from a snail it could very well be eaten.

Please also add, that while snails may be slow, they are still very interesting and amazing creatures to keep. Also, that while larger apple snails pose a danger to soft bodied creatures (and this only because of the previously mentioned self-preservation ability) their are many other species of snail that do not have a "door". Therefore being safe for any, but slow, sick, or injured creatures.
 
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cynthia

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That was exactly what I was looking for, Thanks Kim
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daniel

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Sorry kim ,
How Big do Apple snail's grow and are they the big golden snail the you see in the aquarium's Pet shop's
 
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vanessa

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Heh I went to this petshop where I got my Dragoon II from... there was like... 20 neon tetras in the tank! I reckon that they escaped by the filter lines that was connected to all TANKS!!
 
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kim

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Thats ok Cynthia, I was reading it and I noticed your post.

I believe that apple snails get to 2-4 inchs.. my local shop sells them and they are around 1inch at the moment.
 
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    Daww.
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  • Asholotl:
    i try to feed mine via hands. or a turkey baster if its too slippery for me to hold onto. but make sure there is plenty of space for the axolotls to thrash on, or drop it next to their head.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yes we feed them with tweezers but only hold onto the food a little to they don't Hurt themselves on the tweezers, they will only eat it if we move it around in front of their head :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    There waters is a little bit Hot right now I'm gonna put the cooler on
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah D:
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  • Asholotl:
    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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  • Asholotl:
    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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  • Asholotl:
    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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