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FYI: Very strange Axolotl color morph...

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This remains a very unusual almost reverse leucistic pigment pattern (the legs are dark, the upper surface less pigmented). The nearest similar pattern in fish I have seen is the "Bristol Blue" Shubunkin variety of goldfish which does not breed true but produces some offspring which show a similar pattern. Good luck with the back cross.

Putting on my adopted Welsh hat all the Gareths I know are definitely male. How about a more drastic name change? Anne Bonny was a female pirate so why not Pirate Bonny?
 

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Yarrrr!


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Putting on my adopted Welsh hat all the Gareths I know are definitely male. How about a more drastic name change? Anne Bonny was a female pirate so why not Pirate Bonny?

'Pirate Gareth' is the name I chose because I had a teacher (female) in school whose first name was Gareth, she was Russian though, and Gareth was the closest female name I could get to 'Gary'.
 

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Thanks Sherylbobbins. I've fallen in love with her too, some wouldn't agree that she's beautiful though, she's been compared to an old piece of cheese.
 

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Any updates on this one? I probably missed it somewhere else, since I just joined here, but am curious to see some future offspring! Selling any? Keep me in mind, Im always looking to work with new projects! =)
 

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Any updates on this one? I probably missed it somewhere else, since I just joined here, but am curious to see some future offspring! Selling any? Keep me in mind, Im always looking to work with new projects! =)

Pirate is alive and well. I might post some new pics soon, but there really hasn't been much change other than size. I havent bred this one yet, but certainly plan to do so. All of the offspring produced I plan to hoard by the hundreds, or maybe sell as normal axolotls, just to be sneaky. I highly doubt that this is a genetic trait, as previously discussed it is more than likely a random phenomenon that I have no control over. I must say though, you definitely aren't the first to ask for offspring from this one;)
 

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wow he/she looks way cool. must see if my two breed and if i get any strange ones like that!

Pirate Gary, aharrr. Me liking the sound of that. Where be me rum? A toast, a toast to Pirate Gary a strange fellow to be sure, ahharr.
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(sorry I dont get out much!!):wacko: :p :bowl:
 

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He is defenetly awsum about how big is he in centimetres i would love to have one like him.:D
 

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I don't think Gary is a pirate. He is more of an X-men (mutant) or should I say X-olotl :rolleyes:
 

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You should try and breed you axolotls into that colour as then you have maid your OWN axolotl morph :p

and could make a nice profit as well as having the fun of it
 

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and could make a nice profit as well as having the fun of it

Having fun IS the profit.

I occasionally sell extra animals, but if you saw my feed bills for the month you'd see why it would be next to impossible for me to turn a profit off selling salamanders.

Also, I think if another one (or hundred) of this color morph were to be created in my basement I'd hold on to it as well;)
 

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What has become of Gary's albino sibling from the second spawning? Did this animal show any mottling, even a small spots of pigment?

The fact that Gary's mother produced a single albino offspring should tell us something. What if there is a gene or combination of genes that causes an increase incidence of nondisjuction during mitosis? If this were the case, your animal(s) would be invaluable to science. Alot of what we learn about the inner working of the cell comes from comparing what is normal to that which is abnormal.
 
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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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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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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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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    nevermind! off my game tonight
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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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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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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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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Where can I get blackworms?
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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