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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Axolotls

So I really want an Axolotl some day, but I just learned they are illegal in the state of California, where I live :(. Will this law ever change? Does anyone know if there is some kind of permit I can get so I can have one? They are so cool :(

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Yeah I was bummed out when I learned of that too. I agree they look pretty awesome.. I don't see it changing at all. The reason they are illegal here in Cali is because they can hybridize with the endangered California Tiger Salamander.

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omg I saw one of these in the lps last week. Do they stay that small?? Holy crap it was cute.

I hope you figure out licesnsing so you can get one :)

eta- reading up on axolotyls. okay, now I want some.

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They actually grow to be 10 inches! I hope there is a liscense...its not like im going to let it free in the wild lol...

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omg I saw one of these in the lps last week. Do they stay that small?? Holy crap it was cute.

I hope you figure out licesnsing so you can get one :)
they get big...somewhere between 9 and 18 inches when fully grown. i've never had one because it was my understanding they take a LOT of specified care as far as water parameters, and honestly with 12 fish tanks (soon to be 13) the bettas, livebearers and goldfish already take up most of my time not devoted to work and baby stuff :) they are awesome though.

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Was just reading they should be kept alone until fully grown in a tank with no nippy fish. They like to eat small fish though.. idk, baby guppies?
10g minimum though bigger is better. Cycled unheated tank should be fine according to the sites I glanced over.

Worth looking into finfin!! Maybe get in touch with a local fish/salamander enthusiast ??

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You should talk to Gizmothefreaky on here. He has bred axolotls too! Here is one his threads: Axolotl surprise!! Eggs!

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I would have to get a chiller too because they like cold water and I live in cali...as I said lol

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You should talk to Gizmothefreaky on here. He has bred axolotls too! Here is one his threads: Axolotl surprise!! Eggs!
Thank you!

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No problemo

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