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Terrestrial Caecilians

Gymnophiona

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AW: Terrestrial Caecilians

Hi,

I´m keeping terrestrial caecilians (Geotrypetes seraphini) for a year now. Nice animals :D

What do you want to know over these animals?

Greeting from Germany
Philip
 

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Terrestrial Caecilian

Hi Hi Hi

ive had some of these guys before and they are interesting. We (science) knows almost nothing about them but that there are 100's of species that vary in size, color, habitats? makes them more appealling i think

i dont have pictures but my setups were long, wide and short. nothing in them but peat moss, mixed with some more dense chippings, rocks that were positioned to make cave-like dwellings possible. The experience i got from them most was learning different type of ground cover. java moss, baby tears, Suzi Wong, Selaginella kraussiana, riccia and even lawn grass. The nice part of the ground cover was how it kept them from tracking dirt along the sides of the tank and helps absorb their outputs. the downside is you need lights and timers. :(. i hope this helps a little bit.

also watch their bites. it only happened once but it was definately sharp.
 

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I wasn't even aware these existed as a terrestrial aniamal. I'm indeed very very interested in these strange creatures as well.
 

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I didn't know these were terrestrial either!! @.@ They are soo cool!! I am soo happy this section came up! Now I have something else to distract me from my school work^.~ hee hee hee
 
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    she should be ok as axolotls can regenerate limbs, the only this i would say is to mabey feed the male more as this type of behavuor is uslay down to hunger.
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    hey, anyone know how long bloodworms can stay in an axolotl tank before they begin to rot and cause an ammonia spike?
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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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