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So you want to get a pet Axolotl? Good for you! You will be helping to save an almost extinct creature.
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Each Axolotl is unique with it’s own color patterns, sizes and charm. One of the many characteristics we love about them…
Learn what an Axolotl is...
The Axolotl is a neotenic salamander, although the axolotl lives in a freshwater fish tank, it is not a fish, but an amphibian. The species originates from Lakes Xochimilco and Chalco underlying Mexico City. Of these two high altitude freshwater lakes, only the remnants of Xochimilco is found as canals can be seen today. Unfortunately, many information sources mention these lakes as if they still exist. If only this were still the case, sadly they are rarely seen in the wild. The status for the Axolotl at this point in time is critically endangered. They are in danger due to the high levels of pollution that have been increasing in the bodies of water where they live. Many of the lakes that they once inhabited, have sadly dried up.
The Axolotls are unusual among amphibians, they reach adulthood without going through metamorphosis. Instead of taking to the land, adults remain aquatic and gilled. Axolotls are unique in many ways, they can regrow every one of they’re limbs! as many times as they need too!
There are some things that need to be READ before you get your Axolotl.
Please read this entire page to learn how to properly care for your Axolotl in order for you to decide if this is right for you.
For a place to buy your supplies we recommend Walmart. They sell everything you need at affordable prices and you would only be spending this money once (unless you upgrade in the future).
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How to Buy An Axolotl
I’m glad you found my page! We offer the lowest prices on the market. I keep prices low in order for everyone to enjoy a beautiful healthy juvenile axolotl to raise and bond with!! My name is Darien Corbett and my wife & I breed and raise many different kinds of axolotls right here in Dublin, GA at our home. My Axolotls receive around the clock attention and care, they are raised from eggs fed baby brine shrimp and live in the best conditions to ensure they can grow big long fluffy gills and live a long happy life with their new family. When you adopt an axolotl from me you will receive a beautiful 3-4 in juvenile axolotl with perfect limbs and beautiful bushy gills shipped right to your front door!
Snack time for Axolotls
Graceful and Fascinating
Give them plenty of safe toys to enjoy and explore
Take photos of them to record their growth and keep a journal.
How to Get it Shipped
Live Arrival Guarantee
100% Live Arrival Guaranteed as long as temperatures are in the safe zone during the day while the package is sitting outside (40F-80F degrees)
DOA “Dead on arrival”
No refunds – Replacements only, when stock is available. To receive replacement Axolotl(s) if your Axolotl(s) does lose it’s life in shipping, I must receive picture of Axolotl(s) clearly deceased in the original bag that I shipped them in, Pictures must be sent within an hour of delivery. Nips (missing gills and missing legs) can happen and they DO grow back. (There is no refund or replacement if this occurs).
All Sales are FINAL – NO REFUNDS.
If you decide you do not want the one(s) you paid for, you can take what you spent and use it as credit towards any Axolotls up for sale – for up to three months.
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Once your Axolotl Arrives
Give you Axolotl(s) a place to hide. The enjoying laying low sometimes. This hiding place can be anything they can fit in. Please remember to get something with no sharp edges or spikes. You don’t want them to get stabbed or cut.
Suggestions: Axolotls love dens made from driftwood and river stone (flat rock).
Food, your axolotl(s) will be eating Frozen blood worm cubes, sold at most pet store they also can eat frozen brine shrimp, once the axolotl is a little bigger Earth worms can be fed, purchased at Walmart or bait shops, sinking salamander pellets can be fed also. but worms are better and will show in their gill size, I recommend feeding in a tub-aware or anything the axolotl can fit in and have enough water, this helps keep your tank water clean and safe for your axolotl, (Axolotl should never be kept in feeding tub for longer than 30 minutes).
A siphon, water changes are a part of maintaining every aquatic animal, this needs to be done weekly or bi weekly at least 40-50% of the water and while using the siphon to remove water move everything around be sure to get anything that’s on the bottom of the tank(if your tank is bare bottom) such as poop, uneaten food, pieces of dead plants(if live) all of this creates ammonia which is very harmful to your axolotl it can and will kill you axolotl if you don’t keep its tank clean, Do not accidentally hit your axolotl with the siphon Serious body harm can be done, might need to remove your axolotl from tank while using siphon if you cant work around it, note – The proper temperature for an axolotl hovers between 60° and 70° Fahrenheit (approximately 16°-21° Celsius). Axolotls exposed to temperatures above 74° F (23° C) will develop heat stress. If your tank is prone to overheating, purchase a tank cooler. that’s everything that need to have and its a very cost friendly set up, there are a couple other thing you can get if you would like to,
1. Air pump -small, not big heavy duty, with an air stone,
2. Substrate – DO NOT USE GRAVEL OR ANY KIND OF STONES (stones larger than an adult axolotl are okay, TINY aquarium sands are okay, wash sand before using.
3. Plants, live or fake they like both, they love live…. but you need a plant light for those.
DO NOT add or leave GRAVEL OR PEBBLES in the tank! NO ROCKS OR ANYTHING IN THE TANK SMALLER THAN THE AXOLOTL(S). (Take notice of above photo on how wide they can open their mouths) in gallon tank ($15 at Walmart).
Never add other animals to your Axolotl tank, they can nip at an Axolotl or have an illness that can spread to your Axolotl(s). Only add other Axolotls, if enough tank space is available.
Never use soap to clean tank or anything that touches the tank (net, plants decoration). Use a turkey baster (for poop clean up or uneaten food).
I know it’s hard to resist…. but don’t try to hold your Axolotl. You can harm their slime coating that protects them, also it could stress them out (you may see pictures of me holding a few of mine underwater but this is just for size comparison).
Do Not feed Axolotl, fish food or anything not mentioned below, unless researched beforehand.
Your axolotl(s) will be eating Frozen Blood Worm cubes, sold at most pet stores> They can also eat frozen brine shrimp. Once the Axolotl is a little bigger, earth worms can be fed purchased at Walmart or bait shops. Sinking Salamander pellets can also be fed. However, worms are better and will show in their gill size. I recommend feeding in a tub-aware or anything the Axolotl can fit in and have enough water, this helps keep your tank water clean and safe for your Axolotl. Axolotls should never be kept in feeding tub for longer than 30 minutes.
Loki, our first Axolotl baby was rescued from a pet store. (Notice before and after picture on the right). She was 8 months old at 3 inches long. Within 3 weeks of coming to her new home and given a proper diet she grew into a healthy, beautiful Axolotl! We say rescued, because pet stores usually are not informed on how to properly care for these beautiful creatures. This is why you will see them on gravel and for nutrition, they are fed tiny unhealthy pellets.
A new aquarium and filter should be allowed to cycle for several weeks prior to the introduction of Axolotls. This is to allow the water conditions to settle and most importantly, for the filtration of bacteria to develop. Be sure to keep an eye on water parameters using the test kits sold at aquarium stores.
After the tank is cycled weekly or bi weekly water changes are needed.
At least 40-50% of the water needs to be removed and replaced with conditioned tap water COLD (not too high or too cold) and be sure while using the siphon to remove water, to move everything around.
Ensure to get anything that’s on the bottom of the tank (if your tank is bare bottom). Objects such as poop, uneaten food, pieces of dead plants (if live), all of this creates Ammonia which is very harmful to your Axolotl. It can and will kill your Axolotl if you don’t keep its tank clean, Do Not accidentally hit your Axolotl with the siphon. Serious body harm can be done. It is recommended that you remove your Axolotl from tank while using siphon if you cant work around it. Remember to transfer to a tub or similar container with conditioned water.
ADULT SIZE AXOLOTLS
Most Axolotls reach about 10 inches total length (from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail). A few will pass 12 inches, but this is rare.
Axolotls reach sexual maturity when they reach about 8 inches. This can be in as few as six months, but generally it takes about a year to a year and a half of good care to reach sexual maturity. Breeding your Axolotl early can have harsh effects on your pet, Axolotls have been known to live past 15 years when treated properly.
A 10-gallon aquarium can accommodate a single adult Axolotl, but due to the large amount of waste produced by these messy creatures, a 20-gallon aquarium is a safer choice. Axolotls do not emerge from the water, so a land area would go unused. Fill the aquarium to the depth of your choice, but it will be easier to maintain good water parameters when the aquarium is filled, as you would for aquarium fish.
A lid or aquarium hood should be kept in place at all times because Axolotls have been known to jump out of their aquariums.