My cuties are now just over 4 months old now and still doing well, they are not growing as much now so they starting to slow down growth wise. I am also only feeding them every second day but they still give the wanting look and its hard to resist wanting to feed them.
They have also taken a liking for Catfish pellet food, I give them one or two every day and they just love them.
I moved my frogs out of the 2ft x 1ft x 1.5ft tank and now put 5 of the critters in there. I also have a filter on low setting and its not annoying them like some other forums say it would. Only downside is they see their reflection on the glass and just like fish it kinda freaks them out so have put some newspaper over the sides so not as reflective.
I did try putting some sand on the bottom but removed it a day later as they kept taking a mouthful of it when trying to eat the bloodworms that was on the bottom, it did not look healthy for them so have removed the sand and back to bare bottom again, it does not seem to bother them the bare tank but astetically it looks so bare and empty from a humans eyes.
Some other forums also says dont have lights if you use an aquarium but i have been using the light for a few hours at night and again they are happy with it, no sign of stress or annoyance.
One that was in the tubs managed to jump out during the night, i noticed it laying on the carpet the following morning, so it could have been out of water for upto 6 hours!.... it was all dry when i picked it up but it was still alive, as soon as i put it in water it was like nothing had happened and it just gave me the usual wanting look for food. So it looks like they have some good staying power and they use their lungs more then we realise.
It seems not all axolotl forums are 100% right on what to do and what not to do.
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