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Some youngsters I grew from eggs.

bugdozer

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Here are some larvae/juveniles that I hatched from eggs. I have never kept axolotls before and am surprised I have any still alive. In fact, I have 23! (would be 24 except the largest one had to be re-homed... bit of a biter.)
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Seeing your pics makes me really excited for the future of my babies.....yours are well cute. :happy:
 

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Gorgeous and impressive! These babies have lovely patterns and iridophores. They look very healthy and the tank looks great, yet you say you've never kept axolotls before?

I'm really impressed.

Raising axies from eggs can be challenging. I'm even still a bit nervous about it, and I've been keeping axolotls for 2+ years now. You must have really tucked in and studied a lot about how to take care of them well. Very impressive. Congratulations, and keep it up :)
 

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I did read up a lot on this forum more than anything else. The experience of the members here has been a great resource. The only reason I have them at all is because a friend who owns the parents had said they always died when he tried to raise them and I wanted to see if I could do better! All I've done is made sure I've been rigorous with water changes, cleaning the tank (it looks filthy in the pictures but it's just the lighting!) and what I think helps is I've kept the two tanks quite full with a large volume of water, to minimise any ammonia impact, rather than adopting the shallow water approach some people favour. The fish shop near me has a good book on axolotl care that I might buy if I end up keeping any. Glad you like the pictures, anyway :)
 

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Finally managed to get some half decent pictures of the two albinos from the batch - the larger is Galadriel, the smaller is Snowball. :eek:
 

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Here's one of the six I still have at home, hiding in the weed...
 

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And this is how big they are now: Galadriel (the albino) and Anders - once the two smallest of my juvies, now whacking great crocodiles!
 

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Wow, those are gorgeous, especially Anders. I'm glad you're having such great success with them.
 

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The latest picture of Anders, surveying his domain (I was actually trying to photograph the other one for the "Golden Axie Picture" thread, but of course that one slunk off to hide and this one popped up.)
 

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    if anyone can please reach out to me
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    my axolotl is having airbubles in stomache
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    and is stressing a whole lot pls help me any useful info would help
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    @Albi_the_axolotlt have you made a thread on the forums about your axolotl having this problem?
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    @Albi_the_axolotlt I would definitely make a thread about this, but before you panic try putting you axolotl in a tub where the water only goes about an inch above it, and then cool the water down SLOWLY, like a couple ice cubes at a time, to about 50 Deg F. sometimes this helps them pass gas, or even have a bowel movement. Just make sure the Temps from your current enclosure and the tub are within 4 degrees of each other and not higher than 65 Deg F. so you dont Temp shock your baby.
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    well I don't know how to make a thread and I am very thankful for your help but the real reason I am worried about is that it goes away and comes back constantly like its gets better today then tomorrow morning she is at the top of the tank floating on her side all bubbled up? I do put her in a container with just enough water to cover her back and it helped but it gets annoying and scary when it's consantly happening and I am worried I am doing something horrible wrong.
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    If you would like to know my care I will make sure to share it with you!
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    @Albi_the_axolotlt, Hi, do I still need to use aqueon pure balls in an established tank?
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    Do I still need to use aqueon pure balls in a cycled tank? I have not used in a few weeks and my tank is not clear.
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    I am not sure britt6393 I don't want to give you wrong info ok? I hope you understand :)
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    @britt6393 I dont think you do have to use them anymore
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