Axolotl

Axolotl

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Axolotls 14cm $50 Limited Stock

We have just received a strictly limited number of 14-15cm Axolotls from an Interstate Breeder

Melbourne Tropical Fish
2, 41-43 Sinclair Rd
Dandenong
Vic 3175

Axolotls are a unique species that belong to the salamander family. Although becoming increasingly popular as pets, axolotls are almost extinct in the wild, with the only living population in Lake Xochimilco. Axolotls can live for up to 15 years. 
Axolotls come in many different colours and forms: 
Wild-Type: Mottled green with bright eyes purple gills.
Albino: White/pale pink with clear/pink eyes and red gills.
Melanoid: Black/dark grey with black eyes and dark gills.
Leucistic: White/pink with dark eyes and bright red gills.
Golden Albino: Golden with pink/orange eyes, bright red/pink gills.
Copper: Copper with dark eyes, bright red/pink gills.
GFP: Sometimes, a recessive gene called Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) may be present, causing axolotls to glow green under black lighting.
Other variations: Other, less common morphs may include Piebald, Golden Non Albino, and Chimaerism.  
Axolotl Care: 
-Axolotls should be kept in an aquatic environment. They
require the water temperature to be maintained between 14°C
and 19°C.
-pH of 7.40-7.60
-Ensure you have a good filter system, but maintain relatively calm water flow, as heavy flow can stress axolotls out. External canister filters fitted with flow-spreading outlets (like a spray bar) will keep your water clean without upsetting its flow.
-Substrate is recommended to provide a place for good bacteria to live. Substrate should either be sand, plant substrate, or large river stones. Pebbles should NOT be used as many axolotls will ingest these smaller stones, leading to  intestinal blockages and even death
-Axolotls are used to the low-lighting conditions found in their native Mexican habitats.
-Feed 2-3 times a day. Some food items that we recommend are:
Tubifex worms, bloodworms, shrimp, beef heart, insects,
feeder fish and balanced pelleted foods.
Whole foods such as worms, shrimp and insects are more balanced and therefore better for your 
axolotl.

Only Black Axolotls available in stock