Axolotls are knobs.

A blog for my axolotls: photos, updates, feelings, everything.
As well as information, advice and useful tips about axolotl care and breeding. Unless otherwise stated, all content belongs to me.

I'm a breeder from New Zealand, and am always happy to answer your questions, or set-up connections with other NZer's in the business.

Dickie - wildtype female
Ziggy - largest, golden albino, female
Hephaestion - Leucistic male (tumblrfamous)
Haku - dirty leucistic male
Charles - Female golden albino with a freckle
Eugene - male golden albino
Zazu - Pale golden albino alien
Bobby Corwen - Golden albino, Eugene impersonator and offspring of Charles and Eugene.
Captain Grouch - a grumpy wee wildtype

For anything axolotl, check out my website:
http://www.sillyaxolotls.wix.com/sillyaxolotls

 

Common Misconceptions About Keeping Aquariums

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People have been keeping fish for hundreds of years, but only within the past 50 years or so have they become so common. It is also during this time that many misconceptions have come to the surface. Most of the time these originated because of a lack of knowledge, but as we experimented and technology got better, we got a better understanding of fish. But this initial information (or sometimes intentional misinformation) is still around, and the vast majority of people who keep fish think at least one of these things is true.

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Anonymous asked
my axolotl is stressed! his gills are ok, but his tail is curled also he wont eat, the tank is about 40 lt, please help me.

Coming off anon would be more beneficial, as we can eliminate certain possibilities. How long has it been in that tank? What does the tank look like? Is your tank cycled? Do you do weekly water changes and regularly check the water parameters? What’s the temperature?
It could be any number of things, so message me so we can figure it out :)

Anonymous asked
How long do lotls usually live?

They live approximately 10-15 years in captivity, but some have lived to be 20+

Anonymous asked
How many axolotls do you have?

I have….let me count haha
I have nine adults, but am babysitting one for a friend too. Then I have ten albino babies, six of which I will keep, and about nine wild/leucy juvies, at about 10-12cms :) I need another big tank, as it’s getting a bit crowded

Anonymous asked
my axolotl wont eat since 2 or 3 days aproximately, is he sick or something? he's about 15 or 16 cm

That’s not unusual. Axolotls metabolism slows down as they age, so they don’t get as hungry. If it still isn’t eating after a week, something may have caused it. Any situation changes? Water changes frequent enough? Come off anon and we can eliminate possible causes :)

justadeerheart:

Seeing everyone else’s pictures of their golden albino axols, I’m beginning to think my Ramoth is actually just a regular albino… She’s pretty well flesh toned until I up the saturation in photoshop. then you can see more gold in her but still. I love her even if she isn’t suitably named xD

I’m getting my last baby, a green wildtype, once this heat wave is out. I’ve been talking with the person I’m getting him from for the past 3 months and I can’t wait!

I had a look through your archive, Ramoth is a golden. Some are a lot paler than others. Still got enough yellow to make her golden

spoiledlittleprince:

People with a axolotls!

This is Louis, and my brother’s had him for several months now [and was eyeing him up in the pet store for a few months before that].

Now, you may have noticed that Louis is missing a foot. It was missing at the store [he was house with three other lotls, one of whom was bigger] and normally this is all well and good because lotls can regrow limbs, but his foot has looked the same since he was at the store.

Does anyone know why he doesn’t seem to be making any progress? Because I was under the impression that this was a quick fix thing.

It isn’t always quick. Make sure he’s getting plenty of nutritional food, so he can put more energy into recovery. This might be slowing him down. One of my axolotls is a tiny eater, and it took months and months for the leg to grow back. It never reached full size either, so it’s potentially still growing, but I can’t get him to eat more even if I try.

foxasaurusrex:

Axolotl people!
Does anyone know what this is on Fafnir’s face?? It looks to me like he’s getting freckles(which would be awesome, as those are one of my favorite lotls) but he’s almost 5. I thought they developed sooner than that, is he just a late bloomer? He has always been a slow grower too…

Just freckles :) Most freckles fade with age, but I guess some can develop too, because their appearance changes with age. Kinda like how people get old and develop spots on their skin etc. Not that 5 is elderly for an axolotl

foxasaurusrex:

Axolotl people!

Does anyone know what this is on Fafnir’s face?? It looks to me like he’s getting freckles(which would be awesome, as those are one of my favorite lotls) but he’s almost 5. I thought they developed sooner than that, is he just a late bloomer? He has always been a slow grower too…

Just freckles :) Most freckles fade with age, but I guess some can develop too, because their appearance changes with age. Kinda like how people get old and develop spots on their skin etc. Not that 5 is elderly for an axolotl