What colour is your axolotl?

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luty

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I have 2 golden albino female, 1 albino male with dark eyes and 1 wild type male.
 
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lisa

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I have a male Golden Albino called Monaro.


I previously had two wild-types (Toki and Lotus) and a leucistic (Bogain).
 
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chrisy

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I have a dark chocolate axolotl named Herbetta (originally Herbie, til I found out she was female :p) whose roughly a year and 1/2 old. Then there's Kasey, who was supposed to be a white axolotl but turned out being a light colored wildtype. He's more of a grey/brown with tons of little spots all over and has gold eyes. I had really wanted an axolotl some type of color other than wildtype, so I decided on a whim to purchase an albino axolotl which I named Cayenne. Both Cayenne and Kasey are roughly 7 months old.
 
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kaysie

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Chrisy, to get the gold eyes, it has to be some type of albino. quite possibly a color variation of a golden albino.

that being said, i think i like the wildtypes. they're cute... and leucistics... as soon as the boyfriend gets brave enough to let me keep "slimy pets", the collection will grow to Tim size proportions
 
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chrisy

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Opps, I probably worded what I said wrong :p I had meant that the store that I purchased them from didn't know how to tell the difference between the types of axolotls, so they sent me the wrong one. Genetically Kasey is probably supposed to be a wildtype, but I had paid for/requested a white one. So, be careful... make sure they know what you mean and exactly how to tell the difference before putting down any extra money for special requests :p

I think the leucistics are the best looking, but wildtypes tend to be more "fun" only cause they usually always look totally different from one another
It sort of gives them more character.
 
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skye

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I have a male white albino, a female golden albino and just recently got a young female black axie with a marble patterning on her stomach, im not sure what that's classified as :p
 
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charlie

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my partner's whopper Muff is currently lodging in my big tank - he's 11" of black loveliness with a grey belly
in the small tank are 2 golden albinos and one white one called Snork, Tallulah and Hemulen - all babies from Claire's latest brood

i saw a really nice looking grey one in a shop in birmingham on saturday, it had grey gills with black filaments and a yellowy snout
 
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chris

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i have two axolotls
a wild type about 20cm who is preety chubby
and a goldern one who is about 11cm
their names are honkermon and gropatope
 
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leighton

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We have two axolotls - one wild-type (Wally), one leucistic (Peely); photos in the gallery. Peely has six toes on his rear right leg and a couple of branched gills.

When selecting them, we didn't really have a colour preference - they were chosen on the basis of their activity levels at the time (they're refugees from a university biology department I used to work at).
 
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  • Axolotl Queen:
    @Lanalotl Sounds like the gills may have been nipped by the tank mate. If he is in his own tank and the parameters etc are all good, then he should grow them back and they should go back to full health and strength. However, depending on how old the injury is they may not fully grow back if they have been constantly nipped at.
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    Can anyone tell me why this is happening? We just did a water change and after freaking out and whipping around the tank, an hour later they look like this. It won't let me send a pic. The edges of their gills are white and it looks like they have skin shedding off
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    That sounds like severe skin damage. If you post a thread on the forum, you can attach pictures.
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    It sounds like something went wrong with the water change, so this could be very dangerous. Did you use a dechlorinator? Could it be there are traces of chlorine or soap in the water? (Or for example, in the bucket you used?)
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    Normally, I would recommend taking them out of the tank asap and putting them in a tub with fresh water, but if there's something wrong with your tap water or dechlorinator, that might not help either. Do you have acces to bottled water or rain water?
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    I think my axie is dying, he’s never had any issues before, I’ve had him 3 years, today I noticed some fluffy looking stuff coming from his genital area so I took him out of his tank and did a full tank clean to make sure the water wasn’t infected as I thought it was fungus and then I noticed he had a cut on his belly which was only small about 5 hours ago and now it’s spread to all of his belly, what do I do I’m freaking out
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    Update about my axie, unfortunately he has died over night, he looked as if he was bruised allover his belly, his mucus layer had also started to come off.
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    hi.....
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    Hi, so I have 2 male axolotls and about an hour ago they were both perfectly fine and now only one of them has his tail curling up and his gills are slightly curled?? But other than that they’re both acting normally
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    Help! I got my first axolotl two days ago and they have stopped eating. They ate a few frozen blood worms the first day and haven’t eaten or been interested in food since. I feed them frozen blood worms and the tank is around 64 degrees. I do have a filter that moves sometimes and I noticed them swimming up to it, I have a new filter and a fan coming today or tomorrow. I leave the worms in the tank or a little bit before taking them out so I don’t know if they ate when I wasn’t looking. I know it takes a while for them to digest. Does anyone have any tips or knowledge they can share? The pet store I bought them from didn’t have gravel or sand in the tank so I’m not sure if theres an issue or if I’m just impatient. Thank you!
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MuggleMiChu, how big they are? also for substrate, i would not do gravel at all I would either do sand or none at all!
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  • MuggleMiChu:
    They are about 2-3 inches long and I have them in a bare bottom tank
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  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @MuggleMiChu I would say try live black/blood worms untell they are full or just turn there head away ( that's what mine do) if that does not work try to get some live brine shrimp and see if they eat that. baby axolotl prefer live food over frozen food as the frozen food is too cold for them or they can't eat it in one go( that's if you do the blocks) mine eat chopped up frozen thawed shrimp. as for them not eating from what I have experienced with my second axolotl, I got her when she was about an inch long and she ate every day, when they start getting 3-4 inches long they will gradually slow down there eating. and if you really want to do substrate I would do sand because if they do ingest a little bit it won't hurt them.
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    HalfDrunkToast: @MuggleMiChu I would say try live black/blood worms untell they are full or just turn there head... +1
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