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Axolotls are an interesting aquatic amphibian
Naturally they can only be found in one river in Mexico
They are quite unique in that they can remain in a larval state
Axolotls have a carnivorous diet of meat and invertebrates
With a long life and a lot of personality axolotls can be a great pet.
Axolotls are a very unique and interesting pet amphibian. Unlike a lot of other salamanders they remain completely aquatic and won't usually become fully developed. As long as they aren't trapped out of the water they usually remain in a larval state where the gills are external.
Axolotls are usually kept in a large tank with filtration. Their diet consists of aquatic livefoods like bloodworm or daphnia and larger insects like crickets. They will eat a wide variety of invertebrates and usually hunt below the waterline.
Axolotls don't require too much upkeep as long as the enclosure is correct from the outset. Their diet will get the water dirty so it's best to water change and check the filter once every fortnight to prevent a buildup. They can be a little quick to hunt under the water so we do not recommend handling.
It's easy to provide the perfect environment at home for a Axolotl. Northampton Reptile Centre has everything you should need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.
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