Pictures of various axolotls

Pictures of axolotls

Pictures of axolotls

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Appropriate food for the Appropriate Pet.

Axolotls are carnivorous creatures. Out in the wild they learn to eat anything from smaller fish to some insects. In pet stores or at the home aquarium, Axolotls diet vary depending on there age. It is important to keep a mix and variation in diet, so the axolotl does not get bored and puts off eating.
Ive started my little guys off on half a frozen blood worm pellet a day. Basically you keep them in the freezer, pop one out, cut in in half and hand feed half to each of them. The axolotls snap the delicious food out of your hands. But usually some blood worms tend to swim away and not get eaten. They will only eat the whole chunks of worms and if individual worms break off they will not get eaten today, rather, rot inside the tank. Axolotl also eat Frozen Beef Heart, Sinking axolotl pellets, other meal worms and brine shrimp. An important thing to note is: Axolotls might become food for other fish! Some fish look at the pretty frilly gills of an axolotl and cant help themselves but give it a little nibble. *Note* Axolotls dont have teeth and for the first couple months of there lives they go through a cannibalistic stage where they can not be kept with other axolotls!

**Update**
Day 3.
Aristotle seemed fine last night, but when i came home today i noticed he was floating around the top of the tank. Usually he swims everywhere as fast as he can and then rest a little bit, but then jumps back up and swimming. Today he was floating at the top as if he lost his boyancey.
Sagee is lazing around and i dont even worry about her anymore.
All she does it stand at the bottom of the tank for hours at a time, And when i walk out of the room she will move position.

I fed them both half a blood worm pellet and Aristotle ate it right and quick.
Sagee had some trouble, i think it was frozen on the middle and hard for her to swallow. She spat out little bits of worms here and there. Man i got some cleaning up to do.
Untill tomrrow guys

-Josh

61 comments:

  1. I did not know they were carnivorous! Cool blog. Followed.

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  2. Maybe the one is just getting used to the new home.

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  3. I didn't know they were carnivorous either, learn something new every day

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  4. Carnivores? These things keep getting cooler. I hope your guys live full lives.

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  5. So that's what they look like.

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  6. Sure is one hell of an ugly creature...

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  7. i like your blog maybe we can follow each other look forward to your new blog posts

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  8. Wow that look crazy!! Interesting stuff...

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  9. Most awesome creature ever! Just look at it - so cute. I may well see myself getting one of these little critters. Keep this up.

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  10. amazing, hope there are going to be more pics

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  11. I'm jealous, i'd love an Axolotl. Consider me a follower

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  12. interesting blog not somethign i would know anything about otherwise

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  13. cool picture in header looks like he's smiling ;)

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  14. i would love to see an axelotl eating...

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  15. Whoa, I didn't know they were carnivorous. Now to raise an army of them to do my bidding.

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  16. Very cool and informative man (as always). I got to get me one of these!

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  17. I will let my brother see this post to know how he should feeding them good.

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  18. These little guys sound like a handful. I wonder if they have any for sale up here in Alaska?

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  19. They sounds like a lot of work. Good luck with that.

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  20. Wow those must be expensive to feed I guess

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  21. Huh, these things are actually carnivorous? I thought they would be to small to maintain a diet, it seems like more work then I expected for these little things!

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  22. oh my god these things look awesome!

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  23. I hope Aristotle is ok! If he's eating just fine then it was probably something random like he banged his head to hard while swimming crazily.

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  24. feeding is always the most important part of taking care of a pet

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  25. I have never seen one of those before. Looks sick. Take good care of them.

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  26. Those creature looks kinda cute. I like it.

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  27. That's a cool pet, compared to my boring old cats.

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  28. Never met anyone who had aolotls, but it does sound kind of nice. Followed.

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  29. Oh my god these creatures are creepy :D

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  30. It's pretty ugly and creepy. Have fun with that one.

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  31. you can get these as pets? sign me up!

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  32. They are so cute! Following to see more!

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  33. Interesting blog. Weird post though!

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  34. These things are cuuuuute. I would not think they were carnivores, however. Nice write and cool blog overall. :)

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  35. woah that's mad.. do you ever put heaps of smaller live prey in his tank and watch the destruction?

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  36. Can't help noticing their resemblance to a certain pokemon

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  37. Amazing blog, following! Keep up the great work!

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  38. I had no idea what that was! Interesting..

    *following*

    Unrelated Randomness

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  39. Is that real? Its really freaky looking.

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  40. AH so creepy! Intriguing, though...

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  41. this animals are amazing, they look like ancient creatures

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  42. I love these creatures, really entertaining, thanks buddy *following*

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  43. never wow tgc but magic the gathering is awesome .
    I bet you played it before since it is most known tgc .
    What is the difference between Magic and Wow tgc's ?

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  44. You take great pix mang. Luvin dis!

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  45. When they float at the top like that, it means they're having trouble digesting (they can get gas!). This is what is making him float. I learned the hard way, also. To help remedy this, try to keep their tank a little cooler. I prefer to use air conditioning to keep the air of the room that the tank is in at the correcct temp, because it keeps the water at a much more stable temperature than ice. I keep my tanks at 66-68F now, haven't had a problem since. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, slingerlandstyx1281@yahoo.com.

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