Axolotl

£30.00

Description

White and Brown Axolotls

They require a tank a minimum of 45 litres but 90 litres is better as they produce a lot of waste. They need a depth of at least 15cm and a temperature of 16-18 degrees. To low or too high can cause stress and death.
A new axolotl will shy away from a bright light but will get used to it if hiding places are provided. It shouldn’t be too bright as that can affect temperature. They don’t require a place to emerge from the water. A lid is essential as they can jump out.
A filtration system is required but a spray bar is advised as they don’t like a distinct water flow like fish require.
A fine substrate should be used as they will eat anything size of their head or smaller so fine gravel or sand would be small enough to travel through the digestive tract. A lot of keepers have bare bottom aquariums to prevent them eating the substrate.

They shouldn’t be handled but a soft very fine mesh net should be used if they require handling, so their fingers don’t get stuck.
They can grow between 6-18” but are most commonly around 9” and live around 5 to 10 years.
They spend most of their time on the bottom of the tank.

They are carnivorous so shouldn’t be kept with other fish. They eat trout and salmon pellets, bloodworm, earthworms & waxworms. They can also be fed small amounts of shrimp.
Youngsters can be kept together if they are well fed and have plenty of space, they may bite off each other’s

White and Brown Axolotls

They require a tank a minimum of 45 litres but 90 litres is better as they produce a lot of waste. They need a depth of at least 15cm and a temperature of 16-18 degrees. To low or too high can cause stress and death.
A new axolotl will shy away from a bright light but will get used to it if hiding places are provided. It shouldn’t be too bright as that can affect temperature. They don’t require a place to emerge from the water. A lid is essential as they can jump out.
A filtration system is required but a spray bar is advised as they don’t like a distinct water flow like fish require.
A fine substrate should be used as they will eat anything size of their head or smaller so fine gravel or sand would be small enough to travel through the digestive tract. A lot of keepers have bare bottom aquariums to prevent them eating the substrate.

They shouldn’t be handled but a soft very wet mesh net should be used if they require handling, so their fingers don’t get stuck.
They can grow between 6-18” but are most commonly around 9” and live around 5 to 10 years.
They spend most of their time on the bottom of the tank.

They are carnivorous so shouldn’t be kept with other fish. They eat trout and salmon pellets, bloodworm, earthworms & waxworms. They can also be fed small amounts of shrimp.
Youngsters can be kept together if they are well fed and have plenty of space, they may bite off each other’s limbs if they are not happy. Axolotls over 5 inches are generally ok being kept together but they are not social animals so there is no benefit of keeping two other than breeding and for the keepers benefit.

We hope you enjoy your new pet and if you require any further help please do not hesitate to contact us.

This sheet is only meant as guidance and we recommend that you re search for yourself the ways of keeping these lovely animals.

if they are not happy. Axolotls over 5 inches are generally ok being kept together but they are not social animals so there is no benefit of keeping two other than breeding and for the keepers benefit.

We hope you enjoy your new pet and if you require any further help please do not hesitate to contact us.

This sheet is only meant as guidance and we recommend that you re search for yourself the ways of keeping these lovely animals.

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