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Axolotl - GreenAmy - 01-21-2018

Hello All,

I'm wondering if anyone keeps axolotls?  If so share your experiences with them. Are they interesting to watch if you only have one or do you need to have a pair or community?  What type of habitat do they prefer?

RE: Axolotl - Basiliscus - 02-12-2018

It is much easier to own one, not a pair or community. A ten gallon tank is an acceptable size to house an adult, but a 20 gallon is better. Make sure the tank has a lid, Axolotls have been known to jump out of their tank. They do not require any lighting and love hiding spots. It is very entertaining to watch them maneuver around. Their diet consists of nightcrawlers (large worms) and frozen bloodworm cubes. A good substrate for axolotls is aquarium-safe sand. Axolotls have a habit of ingesting aquarium gravel and mouth-sized objects if they are available. This can lead to gut impactions and even death. They usually last 10-20 years.