Mine are real slow to morph. I've got some of last years and this years babies all still with gills playing happy familys in the adult's tank. If I raise any in smaller tanks they seem to morph once they reach about 70mm, so can only assume the deep water and steady food supply slows them down.
I have noticed the same thing, my guys are kept in low water volume and morph around 2" but other friends who keep them in larger tanks have them morphing at a much larger size. Did you raise yours in with the adults?
Yes, I haven't had much time this season, so I left the eggs in with the adults. I guess there's about twenty big larvae in total with countless smaller ones darting about. As you say, they will eat their own eggs if they find them, but the adults seem programmed to avoid them once they hatch.
Sounds like we're discussing different species, in fact we may be seeing as the T.verrucosus in the UK are probably a mix of atleast three "variants". I don't trust my adults an inch, larvae which hatch in the tank never make it past 1", they disapear at some point which is why I pull them whenever I see them. The adults are generally relaxed with each other till feeding time at which point they try to eat each other. Last week I had to seperate two as one had swallowed a tank mates tail up to its back legs. I know one keeper who got rid of her T.verr as she couldn't stand the level of violence lol
First ones to morph, bit smaller than usual , averaging 1.5"-2", going to get them closer to 3" before sale. £50 a trio if anybody wants to preorder. They are terrestrial atm and will be for a few days, they will then be returned to a shallow tub full of weed and go aquatic.
@ChocoUniversa, Buy some ammonia and an eyedropper from Walmart and a water test kit for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. Figure out (through testing) how many drops it will take to get the ammonia level to the test's maximum measurement. Add that same number of drops every 24 hours. Eventually, the ammonia will start to go down as it's converted to nitrites. Keep adding ammonia. The nitrite levels will spike for a while and then they too will start to go down as they convert to nitrates. These you get rid of by doing water changes, which you should be doing anyway throughout the process. Once all of these are at low levels, your aquarium is ready. It takes about a month, maybe two (mine took a month and a half). Be sure to add ammonia until the day of or the day before you add your axolotl.
Hey guys, this is my first time using this so bear with me. I have an adult axie who looks like he’s developed some fungus on gills. It’s still really small and only on one part. I put him in a 10 gal quarantine tank with an Indian almond leaf. I want to give him a black tea bath but not sure if I can add my black tea to the tank with the Indian almond leaf in there. Any advice?