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S.S. gallaica (serra de Grandola)

michael

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Grandola Portuguese fire salamanders born this week.
 

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Hello Michael, I'd be interested to know how these are getting on and what you're feeding them and the temperature you are keeping them at. Thank you.
 

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I have dozens of babies now. At least two females had babies. Everyday their are a few more larvae in the water bowl. I fish them out and put them in shallow water with a few plants. I am feeding them blackworms. Some of the new batch of larvae are smaller and I'll have to watch that they eat the blackworms. I might have to use newly hatched babybrine shrimp. Had I known our winter would be so mild I would have worked a little on daphnia.
 

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Thank you Michael for your interesting news. The winter here (Just west of London UK) is very mild too, never known it so. My adult salamanders, which are kept outside all year to benefit from the seasonal changes, have been active every night.

I've never used brine shrimp at all however I've seen them reared from eggs. I tend to use tuberfix although in moderation as they seem to pollute the water very quickly. In the past some of my smaller larvae never seemed to grow at all and eventually wasted away despite providing not only tiny daphnia but also paramecium cultures too. Good luck with yours.
 
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    my idea was to have two one in the tank and one freezing and by the time the first melts i switch it out with the one freezing and repeat
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    and for the land i think they can just go into the water to cool off
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    yeah i think that sounds like a good plan :)
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    Hello
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    I have two axolotls (one boy and one girl) and I recently changed them to feeding every other day. Since then, the female has lost two gils and then red marks appeared on two of her legs Which my local aquatic centre said looked like bite marks rather than red leg) and this morning, the female's front left leg is having on by a thread. I was going to the by a divider for my tank to stop them mating but now it seems I need to buy it asap to stop the male eating the female. I have a 125 ltr tank so space should not be an issue, but does anyone have any advice and will the female need a salt bath or anything else?
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    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    ooff
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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