Stressed Axo???

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Okay. I'll keep monitoring his behavior and if I see any changes I'll update! Thanks!
 

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Hey again! Thanks for updating us ^-^ he looks like he loves his big tank! Of course, it will take probably many more months for your tank to cycle properly since the ammonia will have to be kept pretty low. Adding live plants is certainly an option, just make sure they are suitable for the cold temps and low light conditions that axolotls need and be sure to very thoroughly rinse them so you dont add any unwanted guests (Ive had trouble with this in the past T--T) If you want advice on planted tanks lmk! The best thing would be to keep them in their own pots in the tank with soil so that the axolotl doesnt dig them up (mine do lol.) Since your tank is so tall, it would be good to add some floating plastic plants and a decoration with height to it so he can rest by the top of the water.
Dont be too afraid about the booping! If you see him get an injury on his face then let us know but some axolotls just like to do hot laps. My golden does that a lot and although I am concerned about it, I would assume he wouldnt do it if it hurt him too much. Just keep an eye on your levels and keep up with the daily prime drops (just dont overdo it cause that can cause a film.)
Also, he probably isnt used to eating worms but it is imperative that you get him used to it! Definitely chop them up since he is a sub-adult and if he wont eat them all its okay. You can chop the worms in half and preserve the head side (the darker side) in the worm container and try feeding him the other half so that you dont have to waste a whole worm. I know its sad, but the worms can still live after being cut and its better than being just a head left to die... D:
 

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Hey! If anyone sees this thread: I'm experiencing issues of bacterial infections I am very worried about. I made a new post if anyone has any information they could help with I would greatly appreciate it!!!

 
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