Wild Type Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

$64.99

The Axolotl is a fascinating and unusual aquatic amphibian originating from the waterways surrounding Mexico City, where it is now considered an endangered species due to habitat loss and degradation. It is a close relative of the widespread Tiger Salamander found throughout much of the US but instead of emerging from water to live its adult form on land, the Axolotl remains in its juvenile aquatic form for its entire life, an evolutionary strategy known as neoteny. Due to their unique appearance and ease of care, Axolotls are popular aquatic pets and have been captive bred for the hobby for decades. In the aquarium, they will do best in relatively cool, well-oxygenated water and ideally should be kept individually, as they have the tendency to nip at the limbs and gills of other Axolotls or any tankmates. Hardy and undemanding, they should be provided a varied protein-based diet and either kept on a fine sand substrate or none at all, as they can ingest gravel or rocks accidentally.
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Wild Type Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Origin: Captive Bred US
Diet:
Carnivore, will accept a variety of pelleted and frozen foods
Adult Size: 8 – 12″
Recommended Enclosure Size: 20 Gallon +
Temperature Range: 60-68F