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Jon7
08-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Does anyone know the name of this little cutie? pls help
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Caracal
08-29-2020, 08:22 PM
That from what I read is a Axolotl. It is a Amphibian and lives in a lake in Mexico called lake Xochimilco. They grow from 10-20cm (4-8inchs), feeds on mainly in invertebrates, and is hunted by waterbirds. They are known for being black in the wild and range from white to black in captivity.

LPC
08-30-2020, 03:33 AM
Spot on, Caracal! *Thumbs up*

LittleGoldSnail
08-31-2020, 12:08 PM
Yep. That is an Axolotl. They are actually pretty much extinct in the wild and are primarily tank-bred and sold as pets all over the world. They need cold, dark water though, so if it gets above 68 degrees then you are going to need a chiller, and lighting their tanks is strongly discouraged.

A mix of Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen Mysis shrimp and earthworms should be adequate for diet.

Jon7
08-31-2020, 09:51 PM
Wow, that ' s good to know! Thanks for filling me in...

LPC
09-01-2020, 05:18 AM
LittleGoldSnail, that post above is very valuable for members and visitors. Thank you! *Thumbs up*

Caracal
09-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Yep. That is an Axolotl. They are actually pretty much extinct in the wild and are primarily tank-bred and sold as pets all over the world. They need cold, dark water though, so if it gets above 68 degrees then you are going to need a chiller, and lighting their tanks is strongly discouraged.

A mix of Frozen Bloodworms, Frozen Mysis shrimp and earthworms should be adequate for diet.

Perhaps I should get Axolotl. Lol

LittleGoldSnail
09-01-2020, 09:20 AM
Perhaps I should get Axolotl. Lol
They make wonderful pets, but chillers are really expensive, so if your house gets above 68, then you might want to reconsider, lol. And Just like fish, they are sensitive to water quality too, so you need to have a CYCLED (emphasis on cycled) aquarium of at least 10 gallons (but 20 is recommended) and do a small water change every week or so.

If you do ever get one, then my best wishes to you both, and you can ask me any questions you like.*Wink*

Caracal
09-01-2020, 12:47 PM
They make wonderful pets, but chillers are really expensive, so if your house gets above 68, then you might want to reconsider, lol. And Just like fish, they are sensitive to water quality too, so you need to have a CYCLED (emphasis on cycled) aquarium of at least 10 gallons (but 20 is recommended) and do a small water change every week or so.

If you do ever get one, then my best wishes to you both, and you can ask me any questions you like.*Wink*

Thank you. *Thumbs up*