I would try it, but I think I recognize that plant. It looks like a regular land plant, maybe this body of water has unusually high water and normally that plant isn't under water. Either way, it's worth trying. Just make sure you rinse it well so you don't get any leeches or any damselfly larvae!
Thanks- I found some ceratophyllum (fairly certain) and I've decided to use it. There are lots of leeches and worms, and some scud. There are a few jelly-like blobs that could consist of snail eggs. How should I clean the plants? I've heard of dipping them in saltwater and rinsing them...
Yes, dipping them in saltwater is good, it should get rid of the bad stuff I think. those plants look kinda like the plants I just put in my tank, are they interconnected? Like where they have roots that have more than one stalk and leaf part coming from it? I think that mine will do good, and if yours are the same yours probably will too.
@ChocoUniversa, Buy some ammonia and an eyedropper from Walmart and a water test kit for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. Figure out (through testing) how many drops it will take to get the ammonia level to the test's maximum measurement. Add that same number of drops every 24 hours. Eventually, the ammonia will start to go down as it's converted to nitrites. Keep adding ammonia. The nitrite levels will spike for a while and then they too will start to go down as they convert to nitrates. These you get rid of by doing water changes, which you should be doing anyway throughout the process. Once all of these are at low levels, your aquarium is ready. It takes about a month, maybe two (mine took a month and a half). Be sure to add ammonia until the day of or the day before you add your axolotl.
Hey guys, this is my first time using this so bear with me. I have an adult axie who looks like he’s developed some fungus on gills. It’s still really small and only on one part. I put him in a 10 gal quarantine tank with an Indian almond leaf. I want to give him a black tea bath but not sure if I can add my black tea to the tank with the Indian almond leaf in there. Any advice?