FYI: Very strange Axolotl color morph...

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jacob

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I found this guy the other day. He looks to be half albino and the other half leucistic, it's weird.

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kaysie

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A closeup would be warranted, but it looks like it has black eyes from here.
 
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paul-mark

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Does the little fellah have one black eye and one pink one?!
 
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jacob

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One eye is black. The other one looks like a white albino eye. The only thing weird about the albino eye is that if you look really close at it, you can see a few small black dots on it. I will for sure post more pics of this guy as he grows. One set of gill stalks (on the side w/the black eye) also have small freckles, but on the other set there is no pigment, just white body with pink gills.
 
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jacob

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Well, the eye does have some pigment, but it is not a black eye.
There also appears to be yellowish markings on it's gills and sides.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?
 
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kaysie

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Well, it's not albino, as then there would be no black pigment on the one side.

But it's definitely cool.
 
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paul-mark

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It looks seriously *special* Jacob! Can't wait to see it when it's a full-blown adult...

Where did you get it from or is it home-grown? I'm wondering, however, if the left eye is under-developed.
 
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jacob

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Yes, the axolotl was offspring from a cross of one of my original female wild-types, and a male white albino. Fortunately, I know which two they are. Even if the left eye is under-developed, I still like it. It is the strangest coloured one I've ever raised. I've been feeding it heavily with cyclops and separated it from the rest.
 
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cameron

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Maybe the second eye didn't develope correctly as an embryo in the egg. Just a thought.
 
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jacob

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I don't know, we'll see. It could turn out to be a patchy axolotl with one undersized eye.
 
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jacob

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Hey, that's a great name, I've just been calling him Gary. I think he'll be "Pirate" from now on.
 
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jacob

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the little guy (or girl) is doing good, I have been feeding it cyclops, daphnia and small fairy shrimp.
 
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jacob

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It's finally getting nubs of back legs, still growing fast like they tend to do
 
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annmarie

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Hey- very interesting guy. Cannot wait to see the further development of Pirate Gary's colouration.

On another note, this got me thinking, I wonder if chimerism in axolotl is possible. I have only heard of it in mammals. Myabe Mosaicism would be possible?
 
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