Urgent! Need Help With Axolotl Babies!

KarmaWillow

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Hi, I'm fairly new to this website and am only posting here because I honestly don't know where else to go to get advice. Here's the situation:

Background Info:
-The tank is in basement and usual temp range is 62-64 in winter and 64-68 in summer
-The Tank is cycled
-I give each lotl one worm every two days

Last Christmas I got two axies from a breeder a lucy and a copper. (of course, they were young juveniles so I didn't know the genders)

Since then they've been doing fairly well and are now almost Each time they laid eggs we removed them from the tank and changed the water regularly. The first time only one hatched. It ate for a few days and seemed ok, but then suddenly passed away.
The second laying of eggs seemed to do better and around 7 baby lotls hatched. However, they ate for a week or so and seemed fine until again without warning they just all passed away.

I am not looking to raise baby axolotls and honestly don't know what I'm doing wrong. Additionally, I read on a forum that female lotls shouldn't lay eggs less than 3 months apart because it will cause health issues.

Just last night my lotls laid yet another set of eggs meaning it is their third set of eggs in less than 4 months.

At this point, I just don't know what to do? Is there somewhere/someone I could sell the eggs to before they hatch? Additionally, is there something I can do to get my axies to stop mating? I am worried about the female's future health as she's been laying many eggs in a very short amount of time.

If anyone has any suggestions, or comments, or anything then that would be great.
-Diane
 

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You should separate your male and female. It’s extremely hard on females bodies to lay eggs & your male will over breed her and she will eventually die. They need their own tanks now, dividers are not sufficient as males lay sperm cones & it will pass through and fertilize her any way. This solves your problem of the eggs not hatching or living. But you should cull any eggs you still have, especially with them not surviving, you don’t want to sell them to anyone because people that purchase them intend on having live babies. Hope this helps :)
 

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if you don’t have the means to set up another tank right away, you should tub one in fresh dechlorinated water & change it daily.
 
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    hello, I am currently tubbing my axolotl due to cycling the tank. I have read different answers on how many times to do a 100% water change a day when tubbing. Some say once and some say twice. I just want to actually ask and get answers for myself. Thank
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    As often as you need to keep the water clean! Since you´re cycling, I assume you have a test kit. Just test a few times to see how long it takes for your ammonia to go up, and as soon as it does, change the water.
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    Yes,I have the master test kit. Thank you! So just test the water in the tub that my axolotl is in now to gauge off of for changing?
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    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
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    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
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    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
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    @Kwags, how big?
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    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
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    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
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    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
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    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
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