So i've been doing some digging because I have a spare 20 long collecting dust. I have read that axolotl's need a minimum of 10 gallons????? Is this true? Could I have one in my 20 long? Ofcourse bigger is better but could i?
Really? I'm gonna wait and see what others say because I don't want to get to excited yet. I'm thinking about getting the white one.yep, a 20 gallon long would be ideal for one fully-grown axolotl.
Idk but my stepdad said we do it sometimes so not all the time I assume. My science teacher I had last year is now a marine biology teacher this year and I heard she has more tanks than last year and I heard that she has 2 juvenile axols. So I am going to ask her tomorrow.
They definitely appreciate them, especially because they're nocturnal, but most reptile hides aren't safe for them as they're not meant for water. If it says "for reptiles and aquariums" then you're good, but if it only says reptiles, I wouldn't risk itDo axolotls need hides? If so do I use a reptile hide?
First off with axolotls I know they are illegal someplaces so check that before getting one. I didnt do that and now have an illegal amphibian but that's besides the point. Anything 20 gallon long or bigger is good for an axolotl 60-70f is where you want to keep then and as for light I would highly reccomend a cave or two so they can hide out during the day. Frozen blood worms live nightcrawlers and earthworm pellets all seem to be good food for the axolotl. As for filtration a canister with a spray bar would be great or a sponge filter but with a 40 gallon I would say get 2 mid sized sponges on each side of the tank. Using a Turkey baster to remove waste is also a good way to reduce how much of a mess they make.
From what I can find they are legal to keep just not to purposely release them into the wild.
I'm not real smart on the lighting side of thing, so I can't comment on that. As for plants, definitely! As long as the temp stays above 60, you can pick basically any plant. I haven't found one of the "warm water" ones that doesn't work in cold water, heck, I've kept red root floaters in 50° for a few weeks and they were fine. Anacharis especially thrives in lower temperatures though and is awesome for nutrient absorption, takes away nitrates unlike anything else.I noticed a couple big caves at my lfs when I went to get supplies, looks like it's meant for cichlids so it might work. Obviously being nocturnal they don't like light so I got an aquasky and have it set up View attachment 541886 does this look like it'll be a good set up? Tanks all cloudy due to sand. I added the finest sand I could find cause I know they're messy eaters but I'll probably end up feeding it with tongs like I do most of my reptiles. Are there any plants that like cold water or will I need to go artificial?
Haha yeah, I've gotten yelled at for helping fish after a pond got dredged and redone, then putting them back in after. Whoops.I don't think it's legal to release any animal into the wild here regardless if it's a naurally occurring species or not.
I know people have gotten in trouble for releasing minnos into creeks that already have minnos in them
Depends, I know some people have kept them in a ten-gallon and they have done fine. I'd say keep it in the 10 gallon, exchange for 20 gallons, or keep it in the 10 gallons and upgrade later. I would not chance it with the crayfish, it could go bad both ways.I am looking to get an axolotl. I have a 10 gallon, but have read that is too small. I also have a 20 gallon with a crayfish, and have read that that could be disastrous. I only want what's best for the axolotl, and am open to the possibility of getting a new tank.
They are adorable. What are you guys doing as far as chilling the water?
ok. would the crayfish be fine in my empty 10 gallon, or should I just get a new tank?
what temp is good? 69 Fahrenheit?