I know this is a forum where people are usually trying to keep their water WARMER but does anyone have experience keeping it colder? How close does water tend to stay compared to average room temp?
I ask because I have been looking into getting an axolotl:
I know, don't they just look like pokemon? In Japan they were called 'wooper loopers' and actually are where woopers came from. Just a random fact!
Axolotls need a temp between 57-72 degrees('best' is like 60-64)...any higher than 72 will kill an axolotl! Eek!
My family generally keeps the temp at 70, and down to 68 at night, but of course that still seems too close to the danger zone for me! Most care sheets even suggest not to have any lights near the poor things or they will overheat!
They are decently hard animals to care for, especially due to the temps(and aquarium chillers being so expensive!) but I have been researching them over the past few years... Still interested in having one, despite the struggles I know I'll face!
I mainly want to know, how difficult will it be to keep the tank cool? I am willing to wait if necessary, until I have my own house where I can keep a room a little bit chillier for the guy/gal!