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Old 12-09-2011, 07:24 PM   #31 
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Wow, those axolotls pictures are amazing!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #32 
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Some are pretty chill and just lay around, some like to swim. They interact with you quite a bit, some people will let them crawl through their fingers and of course take food from their hands(or chopsticks lol)

Quick heads up--like bettas, a lot of people don't research before getting axolotls. You'll see gravel, too small tanks, axolotls being housed with fish, and other scary things. Also don't look at related videos. For some reason people who fight bettas like to tag the word axolotl, so they show up in the related videos. Weird.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp7t1NzCuQI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwo7_kjBHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnTyLKbhyW4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdtkG...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKIDH...eature=related
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #33 
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Aw, poor Axolotls :( In that first video, is the subsate.....Algae Wafes?
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:02 PM   #34 
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No, just flat stones. Still a little small for my tastes. I've seen these guys swallow rocks as big as their heads! When I get mine, I plan on using slate rocks and maybe a few VERY large stones.. Possibly some sand in between the cracks of the slate rock for the look and to prevent any axolotl feet getting caught(as well as providing a place for the plants to grow)
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #35 
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It may have been me who said they were 80 a LONGGG time ago. In Ontario, when I was looking for them, they were pretty rare. 80 was around the lowest I found them, now they are like 30 dollars. I'm like >__>
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:05 PM   #36 
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Those tanks look sorta small for them..

Are those all good setups, Muff?
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:07 PM   #37 
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Most of those I would say are pretty small in the videos. I'd really say 20 gallon minimum for 1 adult. The pictures are all fine though! :D
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:10 PM   #38 
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Really? Only 20 gallons? I could get one in the near future, possibly. Are they Coldwater or Tropical? I didn't quite catch that.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:12 PM   #39 
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COLD cold water.. 55-70 degrees is optimal! There are ways to keep the tank cool--increase the amount the water evaporates..Screen lid, using a fan over the tank, sponge filter moving a small amount of water around, etc.. :)
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #40 
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Really, They can't? Then what can be kept with fancies/loaches in this tank? I love both of them, but I think they should have at least some tankmates. Actually, I was going to do a Ryukin. What ae examples of the fancies without dosal fins? Pitluvs, ae they eally that much work? I was unde the impression that the bigger the tank, the easier it is.
I would either keep fancies or loaches. And not too much can be kept with either fish. Both are colder water fish and don't do well with tropicals (aka most of the fish in the hobby). Goldfish are best kept in a single species tanks with two or more individuals. I've theorized that dojos could be kept with White Cloud minnows, but I have never done it or seen anyone do it. I thought about doing it, but instead opted to give my kuhli loaches a larger tank.

These are some of the goldfish breeds without dorsals. While they may look cute, they are a lot more work than a ryukin.


Celestial


Lionhead


Ranchu

More breeds found here

My vote is still axolotl if you can provide the right home for it.
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