Fake or real plants do not matter, you can also deal with lighting place floating plants like foxtail and java moss.
But yes fake do help, make sure the sand is thin, because axolotls eat by vacuuming up their food, so you want to make sure that the sand will not be harmful when ingested
As for the rocks here is a list of safe rocks that can be added with an axolotl.
Axolotls enjoy having more length, so take that in account when buying, they like to walk around, and at least min. it's 10 gallons per axolotl.
When buying axolotls, make sure they are healthy, If you buy more than one, do make sure they are the same size and always well fed or you might wake up with an axolotl becoming the other's diner.
Adults have less of a canabalistic tendency.
for more information check here it is a basic guide for setups and such! Enjoy!
Originally Posted by Batmantha
I posted a new board but someone recommended I might be better off here so here we go:
I'm looking at getting an axolotl and I wanted to get some tips and maybe some pictures of other peoples tanks to find out what setup others have.
I have heard some conflicting things about tank sizes so I wanted to get opinions on that and if there is anyone from Australia I would LOVE to hear how you go in Summer with them
I was looking at this tank
I have the 20Ltr versions for my Bettas and the tanks themselves are great value
I was looking at black sand with a few black river rocks and some natural rock looking ornaments like these:
I was looking at silk plants because I heard they are not good with too much light so I figured fake silk plants would be the go
Any help would be greatly appreciated