Photo: Rowan the Axolotl

Littlewolf

New member
Joined
Jun 6, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
9
Points
3
Location
Florida
Country
United States
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.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20190605_130609_156.jpg
    IMG_20190605_130609_156.jpg
    173 KB · Views: 179
  • thumbnail_AirBrush_20190606102046.jpg
    thumbnail_AirBrush_20190606102046.jpg
    199 KB · Views: 173
  • thumbnail_IMG_20190605_130609_157.jpg
    thumbnail_IMG_20190605_130609_157.jpg
    96.1 KB · Views: 173

Hayleyy

New member
Joined
Sep 25, 2012
Messages
1,240
Reaction score
12
Points
0
Location
NSW
Country
Australia
Display Name
Hayley
Oh his gills are absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful axolotl you have!
 

Littlewolf

New member
Joined
Jun 6, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
9
Points
3
Location
Florida
Country
United States
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.
 

Littlewolf

New member
Joined
Jun 6, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
9
Points
3
Location
Florida
Country
United States
Mr Rowan has been settling in these last couple weeks. Making improvments with his gills and his appetite is top notch. :happy:
 

Attachments

  • thumbnail_20190618_195728.jpg
    thumbnail_20190618_195728.jpg
    164.8 KB · Views: 121
  • thumbnail_20190618_195709.jpg
    thumbnail_20190618_195709.jpg
    129 KB · Views: 120
  • thumbnail_20190624_202249.jpg
    thumbnail_20190624_202249.jpg
    121.1 KB · Views: 116

SomersetAxolotl

New member
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
8
Reaction score
3
Points
0
Location
Somerset, UK
Country
United Kingdom
That is a very satisfied looking axolotl. His gills are really ‘filling out’ as well, he must be very content with his situation.
 

MermaidMommy

Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2020
Messages
40
Reaction score
14
Points
8
Location
Houston
Country
United States
Those gills are so long and pretty. I really can’t get over them.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Chat Bot:
    ChocoUniversa has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • ellarose:
    +1
    Unlike
  • ellarose:
    Go to the fishless cycle tab :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • MidgetMan:
    @tduzz, where do you live? Like roughly. What country are you in?
    +1
    Unlike
  • tduzz:
    @MidgetMan, Massachusetts but I can give anywhere in the new England area
    +1
    Unlike
  • AMurry24537:
    @ChocoUniversa, Buy some ammonia and an eyedropper from Walmart and a water test kit for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. Figure out (through testing) how many drops it will take to get the ammonia level to the test's maximum measurement. Add that same number of drops every 24 hours. Eventually, the ammonia will start to go down as it's converted to nitrites. Keep adding ammonia. The nitrite levels will spike for a while and then they too will start to go down as they convert to nitrates. These you get rid of by doing water changes, which you should be doing anyway throughout the process. Once all of these are at low levels, your aquarium is ready. It takes about a month, maybe two (mine took a month and a half). Be sure to add ammonia until the day of or the day before you add your axolotl.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kmia_13:
    Hey guys, this is my first time using this so bear with me. I have an adult axie who looks like he’s developed some fungus on gills. It’s still really small and only on one part. I put him in a 10 gal quarantine tank with an Indian almond leaf. I want to give him a black tea bath but not sure if I can add my black tea to the tank with the Indian almond leaf in there. Any advice?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Gillygills:
    Hi, My axolotl has just started morphing, but has some fungal spot behind the gill.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Gillygills:
    Should I fridge therapy and salt wash? or will this not be wise when she is morphing.
    +1
    Unlike
  • BChen3695:
    Need help identifying what’s wrong with my axolotl
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    @BChen3695, what are your parameters and temp? The fact that they're raised bumps could indicate fungus or bacterial infection.
    +2
    Unlike
  • XxJennXx:
    Hi! I have recently gotten a spotted salamander. Did some research and found lots of info, but just wondering if they brumate in captivity! Thank you to anyone who can answer this ☺
    +1
    Unlike
  • Pookisoo:
    Hello its urgent!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Pookisoo:
    I have a tiger salamander and i got him as a gift , recently it looks like something has been eating at his tail! Almost like its dissolving..? Ive checked that there is no other bugs in the closure, ive also ben giving him salt baths but its inly getting worse. Sorry if its much hahaha im just super worried!😓
    +1
    Unlike
  • afmtgn:
    Hi @Pookisoo it seems to be a fungal disease
    +1
    Unlike
  • MVM1991:
    @XxJennXx, I don't believe so. They are closely related to tigers and my tiger doesn't brumate. I think first year they might but after they see they aren't needing to, they should be good. They might try and hibernate to, mine did for the first year but now I see him crawling around right now.
    +1
    Unlike
  • XxJennXx:
    @MVM1991, ok thanks :)
    +1
    Unlike
  • Pookisoo:
    @afmtgn, is there anything i can do about it?
    +1
    Unlike
  • RG:
    @Pookisoo, The refrigerator is a good hospital for tigers.Temperature between 7 and 2 degrees Celsius can stop bacteria. If necessary or if you dare 0 to -2 can also help.Reduce the temperature in a few days from 7 degrees to 2. After that you can reduce further. Feel free to let it sit for a few weeks. Place the animal in a plastic container with a lid with some air holes. Fill it with some soil and / or leaves. Check regularly whether there is still moisture or ice in this container. At temperatures above 2 degrees, they do not go into hibernation. They will then live on their reserves. Doing nothing is not an option, I speak from experience. You can avoid these kinds of problems by keeping them fairly dry for much of the year.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Paige1warren:
    Hi guys! I’m new to this site and a new axolotl owner. I’ve had my baby (his name is toothpick) for about a month or so now. I finally got a water testing kit and I tested the perimeters earlier today. My ammonia was at 3 ppm and my nitrite was at 2 ppm. This freaked me out because I know they are supposed to be at 0 ppm. I did a water change a little bit ago and it went down to ammonia 1 ppm and in between 1-2 ppm nitrate. I change 50% of my water weekly and clean up any pieces of waste or excess food with a turkey bastwr everyday. Could this just be because the tank isn’t fully cycled yet? Should I be concerned? Toothpick hasn’t shown any signs of distress
    +1
    Unlike
  • Pookisoo:
    @RG, yeah.. im a new owner and i thought just giving salt baths would work, Thank you so much for this tho!🤗
    +1
    Unlike
  • Pookisoo:
    Sorry again... but when i take him out is he supposed to be moving funny..? Sorry hahaha🤕
    +1
    Unlike
  • madcaplaughs:
    @Paige1warren You need to tub your axolotl and perform 100% daily water changes. Your tank is not fully cycled, and any readings of ammonia or nitrite are toxic and potentially deadly. A fully cycled tank should at all times have readings of 0ppm ammonia/0ppm nitrite/0pmm<nitrate.
    +1
    Unlike
    madcaplaughs: @Paige1warren You need to tub your axolotl and perform 100% daily water changes. Your tank is... +1
    Top