Thinking of getting an axolotl
So, this might not be the right place to be putting this, and it's possible there are different forums better suited to this, but I can't bring myself to join another forum when i've already fallen in love with this one.
Anyway, I've finally moved off to college and much to my joy, fish are allowed in the dorms with no restrictions. Now, before anyone brings it up, I know Axolotls aren't really fish, they are amphibians, but seeing as they live under water pretty much their entire life and no one really comes to inspect our rooms or anything, I was thinking I might be able to get away with it. I've got a 15 gallon tank at home (which i'm told is a pretty decent size for a full grown axo) that I plan to bring when and if I get one. Ive found a shop nearby that have axo's for sale and they look to be in great condition. the store itself breeds them along with most all their animals. I've looked into how to take care of them and everything and feel fairly confident that I can be a good axo parent.
The only thing is I know for winter break (which is ever approaching) my break is about a month long. Now, I might be able to make it back to school a couple times to check on my axo and feed him and everything, but I was wondering if anyone had tips on that? The drive between college and my house is about an hour long. I wouldn't be able to get anyone to feed him while i'm gone and im not sure i'd trust anyone here at the college to do it for me anyway. So, I guess my real question is, is it possible to leave the axo here for a month without feeding it or anything? Or would it be better to drive it home that hour and keep it in a 10 gallon during the break? Would the axo be able to endure the stress of the drive?
Now to be clear I haven't actually purchased any axolotls yet and I'm merely trying to make sure Ive read up and taken everything into consideration before I go and get one.
happy owner of a wild type GFP axolotl named Percival and too many guppies to count.