T. Yangi cooling and breeding.

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I guess I'm getting old, I had to take off my glasses and put the screen right up to my face! But I saw them, they look great!!
 

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I've merged both your posts about your success together so all the information is more easily found.
Many congratulations and hoping these eggs are fertile

Thank you ??!


I have been speaking with people on facebook just thought I would post it here because on facebook you have to read things from present to past on the timeline. The eggs seem to be good, there were a lot that came out ruptured or deformed possibly because it is the first time laying. I have the eggs set up in a bunch of different ways based on articles I have read on here by a number of people (mostly those mentioned). Also in different rooms of my house as not to put all theoretical and figurative eggs in one basket.
 

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I guess I'm getting old, I had to take off my glasses and put the screen right up to my face! But I saw them, they look great!!

Here are some clearer pics! You can see some of the eggs developing, almost all of them were laid on land on or under the moss that is by the water.
 

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Saw the male dropping spermatores today as well as a bit of courtship. They courted at the waters edge where the water is maybe a cm deep, it was interesting. The male also dropped the spermatores in the shallow water so they stick out like icicles. The temperature was about 15 degrees (it's cold here, -9 outside)
 

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Apologies, I have been busy adulting. The larvae have been doing well. The oldest are about 1.4 to 2 months old here are some pics of their progress.

The first couple pics are from the first few weeks up until this week.
 

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Pics didn't post lol, but I will add some more from this week. The first of the bunch hatched around march 15-16, so they are almost 2 months old. They have really started to darken up the last week or so.
 

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I started moving some of the bigger ones into a 15gal tank. I was also able to take some pictures that weren't from above.
 

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My babies are growing up! Starting to show color and fill in those lucious gills.
 

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Excellent Steve sorry I haven't been on Facebook ,your doing an excellent job with them. I'm away with work if you want to PM me on here anytime that's cool. My yangi larvae where incredibly aggressive .Try and morph them as big as possible but they will leave the water at 4-6CM, 6-7CM is best they are like raising Shanjing from there on in. I had excellent advise from Jari B with his experiences with the Shanjing
 

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Thanks dude! No worries I remember you telling me you would be away for a couple weeks, how are your travels?

I have been trying to encourage them to grow and stay in the water by keeping it deep. Some are jus starting to show some color, the biggest are probably around 4-5 cm right now so hopefully they continue to grow. I think they grow a lot faster as larvae anyways.

I like to post here because it does a better job documenting, on Facebook as people post everything is lost so it is hard to reference anything. I feed them black worms and brine shrimp adults form the store on occasion.
 

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As each day passes now there seem to be more noticible changes (in the bigger ones at least). The orange seems to be coming in, I am curious how they will look by the end of the week.
 

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This is the best ever newt and salamander resource. Good job mate


I agree! It is unfortunate Facebook does not do as good a job documenting everything/loses it as new content is posted. With all the Facebook groups a lot of information is posted there now/probably part of the reason the traffic on this site has slowed. I still like to post here for that reason, easier for myself and others to reference if needed.
 

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Some more pics, hope you don't mind! I am about to wipe my phone (too many pics lol), so I figured I would post these before doing so
 

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I think we are getting close! I separated a few of the bigger larvae because they still had some smaller siblings in with them and as the others grow are looking more snack-sized. Most of them are around 2.5-3 inches, the smaller ones being around 2. Adult coloration is coming in full force on some of them, hoping they will stay in the water a little longer but they are a good size if they start to morph.
 

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Not sure why the pics are upside down. After moving them into their new tank I was able to get some much clearer pics.
 

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    Ok, I'll go to the pet store this afternoon to get some pH up
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    one second, let me do some research
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    ok, thank you so much
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    Okay so what I found is lower pH can bring on the symptoms ur lil guy is having. Your pH isn’t too too low, but it is lower then recommended so it’s possible having him exposed to a low pH for an extended amount of time has caused him to be really stressed out and stopped eating. Is your tank with the sand still set up and running? And if so, what is the pH in that tank? I’m thinking a filtered tank might be the best for him, but still leave him in the tub until he seems to be improving. Could you send me a picture of the sand and of your little guy? I put my girl on sand when she was still fairly small and it is normally fine if the sand is fine.
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    Poor baby, this is all my fault.
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    if the tank isn’t set up, that’s okay. I would recommend today going and getting an air stone to put in the tub that hes currently in. Creating more aeration in the water can increase pH. You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda very slowly for 5 gallons of water to help. I don’t know much about the baking soda thing and I’m not sure how completely safe it is. This might help explain it a little better How to adjust the pH in your aquarium
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    The tank is still running, I am cycling it (for 2 weeks) with guppys
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    Probably too soon, I read it take 6-8 weeks to cycle
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    How can I upload a pic?
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    hey! Don’t blame it on yourself. It happens. Is this your first axie? I’m a newer owner as well if so (I’ve had mine since Oct). I know how scary it can be
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    He's my first yes...
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    if you have the API water test kit, check all the perimeters in the tank. We can check the cycling process with the perimeters. And I’m actually not sure how to upload a pic lololol I thought it would be easier but I tried it myself and now I’m confused! It says to attack a link, I’m not sure how that works
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    Dont beat yourself up over this, your little guy will be ok 😊
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    I will do that for sure this afternoon! I really hope he pulls through :( He's so freakin cute
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    Thanks for your help :)
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    You’re so welcome! Keep a close eye on him and try to offer food a couple times a day. Maybe try some pellets too for a different smell, might get him interested. Keep me updated!
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    Will do, thanks!
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  • Josiane:
    @Paige1warren, turns out my pH was spot on, the test strips I had used were no good. I bought an API kit and the levels are all fine. So not the issue :( I just posted in the forum
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  • Paige1warren:
    Hey @Josiane ! I just responded to your post. Your little guy actually looks fairly decent for his size despite not eating well. I think it is stress from the environment
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  • Paige1warren:
    Also I forgot to add to my response on ur thread, keep trying to feed him bloodworms and see if he will start to take them. If you get a turkey vaster you can suck up dethawed bloodworms and dangle them right infront of his nose, might get his interest.
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  • Josiane:
    I rotate between blood worms and brine shrimp. He's in my bedroom and will stay there for a while, I closed the light and just left a salt lamp on. I will bring him a hiding place right away! Isn't he the cutest thing! 😂
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    Thanks for the reassurance!!
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    @Josiane An axolotl of your's size should be on a diet of chopped earthworms or live blackworms (if they're under 3"). Bloodworms and brine shrimp are not a sufficient diet.
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    @Josiane Based on the photo, I believe there is a chance your axolotl may have become impacted from ingesting sand. Axolotls under 5" should not be kept on substrate for this reason.
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  • madcaplaughs:
    @Josiane The nearly diminished gill stalks are also indicative of poor water quality. You need to test your tap water's parameters using a liquid test kit (not strips! Those are inaccurate). The slime coat coming off may also be due to water quality or the water conditioner.
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