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    Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Does anyone know the name of this little cutie? pls help
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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    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.

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Spot on, Caracal!

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    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.
    Last edited by LittleGoldSnail; 08-31-2020 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Wow, that ' s good to know! Thanks for filling me in...

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    LittleGoldSnail, that post above is very valuable for members and visitors. Thank you!

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGoldSnail View Post
    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

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    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.

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    Re: Does anybody know what this creature is? Is it a kind of fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGoldSnail View Post
    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.
    Thank you.

 

 

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