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This is the newest member of my little family, Rowan. I adopted him from the daughter of a coworker that just couldnt keep up with the maintenance. So he is now happily living in a 36 gallon bowfront tank. I have a fluval 306 canister filter for him with the water flow turned down so there is no current. He seems to love digging in the CaribSea Natural sand i put in for him. He has been getting salmon pellets for a treat and earthworms as a staple. Im maintaning the tank at 66 degrees F by using a fan. The lights in the hood are off 95% of the time, I just turn them on to check for waste and to feed him. I am new to this axolotl thing so I'm learning as I go.
 

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Oh his gills are absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful axolotl you have!
 

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Oh his gills are absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful axolotl you have!
thank you! He is a sweet boy. His gills are filling in too. Poor water quality and food had the left side looking a little sparce, but he's perking up some.
 

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That is a very satisfied looking axolotl. His gills are really ‘filling out’ as well, he must be very content with his situation.
 

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Those gills are so long and pretty. I really can’t get over them.
 
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