i've never owned a newt or salamander, will be trying my first soon, but i have used spray pond foam (black) many times in many different tanks, with inhabitants ranging from dwarf african frogs to shrimp, to fish, and i've never had any issues with it... aside from getting it all over my hands. expect to rock the black finger nail look for the next couple of weeks. that being said, id wait till someone with actual caudata experience to step in.
no, i usually use it hold 3d backgrounds, but there is plenty left exposed on the sides to cause an issue if it was going to, as of yet, i haven't had any. i also want to say that its safer if you don't cut into it after drying, at least that's what i've read, but i always hack away at it after, and still no issues.
hey thank you all so much for your help!! i shouldn't have been so careless, but I love my axie very much and her behaviour has improved as I have started a tank cycle and gotten some good food for her
My axolotls were doing fine until the cycle int heir tank crashed. I currently have them tubbed and they wont stop shedding their slime coat, and my golden albino looks a little red, and his gills dont look too good. Theyre both flaoting and im keeping the tub at 18 degrees celsius and doing 100% water changes everyday, any help on anythingelse? can anyone help?
@AkemiYousei thanks so much. Will do. I have also given them a tea bath before, seems to work their gills are looking so much healthier, my golden albino is swimming around frantically trying to jump out, should i be worried? my wild type is fine
We have an axolotl called Jasper who is approx 3 years old. He was being attacked by his companion so we separated them. He has healed his wounds now but has got very thin. his lips have turned black. he was just looking still and dead at times but ears moved so we knew he was still alive. Hold earthworms right in front of him which after some time he will take you think good he is eating but then it pops straight out again. At the moment he is in the fridge. Not sure what else to do if he can't or won't eat !!
I am new to axolotls myself and one thing I learnt was that earth worms when in distress give off an awful taste - have you tried live river shrimp? Mine really like these and are always happy to 'bite' - I also give them live crickets and pellets which are really pungeant in smell and they always take these - even wait at the glass for them! So sorry to hear he was being attacked by his companion!