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Hi All,

Been keeping newts and salamanders for a while now and only just found this Forum. I'm in heaven, anyway here are a few pics of my Axolotl tank so hope the pics work and hope you enjoy them.



Regards Neil
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jenny

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aw theyre cute. your plant set up looks good from what can be seen. do you have like a big pic of the whole tank?
 
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cynthia

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Cute axolotls Neil! I love the "floating look" in that 1st pic.
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-Cynthia
 
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mercedes

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I like your setup and your axies. Very nice pics you have there!
 

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Hi All,

Thanks for all your compliments and the warm welcome. Jenny the tank is only about a third wider to the right and looks pretty much the same as the rest of the tank. I'd been looking for some axolotls for about two years but the local pet shops (Cardiff) never seemed to stock them. Eventually I heard one had some in but by the time I got down there they had sold out. The owner said he was getting some more in soon and were being imported from Singapore. Never heard of this before but anyway they arrived and looked in good shape so I snapped up 4.The rest is history.I never realised there were so many people as crazy about these bizarre amphibians as me but It's great to have finally found you all.


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jenny

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on your wildtype - its got a lil purple patch is that how he/she is or is it the light?
 
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eric

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That could just be it's internal organs showing through a bit.
 
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