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Size of 5 month old axoloti

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Hi every one can anyone tell me what size a 5 month old baby axoloti should be wild type
 

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About 3 /4 inches I would have thought, they all grow at different rates, I have axies born at the same time and they are different sizes.
 

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Depends where you got it from. You can get tiny 2" babies at 5 months from some poorly maintained tanks in pet shops, or you can get 6-7" juvies from breeders. 4-5" is a good size.
 

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Mine were around 6 inches at 5 months. I have a 7 month and 6 month old axies who are nearing 8 inches now. So amazing how the younger one caught up in growth so fast with the older one.
 

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Closing in on 7 months, mine are 6.5-8.5". The dad is at about a year and 2-3 months and nearing 12". Mom is only about 10".

The 8.5" one is a wildtype with white toes...IIRC that implied sexual maturity?
 

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The 8.5" one is a wildtype with white toes...IIRC that implied sexual maturity?

No, it's a myth (and a popular and much-repeated one at that!).

My 4 month albinos have black toe tips, thier wildtype siblings have white. Nowhere near maturity. I think at best you could describe the toe tip colour changes as the transition from juvenile to sub-adult, or from child to adolescent.

Age is the most accurate assessor of maturity.
 

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I have a five month old axolotl, and she’s not even close to six inches! I think she might have growing issues. Shes only 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch longer than she was at three weeks. And I got her from a good breeder!
 

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Mine is 5 months old now an he’s only 3 inches. I got him at 4 months and I haven’t noticed a significant change I think he may have growing issues.
 
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