In their natural habitat, you will find axolotls munching on small insects, including worms, fish, larvae, mollusks. However, in captivity, it’s best to feed your axolotl nightcrawlers, blackworms, daphnia, raw meat, brine shrimp, and pellets.
Axolotls are carnivores. Dogs are omnivores. There isn’t one ingredient in dog food that comes anything close to what an axolotl would eat in the wild.
Axolotls will eat a wide variety of food. Snails, insects, earthworms, small, whole aquarium-raised fish, or chopped pieces of fish, canned tuna, and"chicken and pork organs are all consumed with relish.
Assuming that you have a well-established cycled tank that is set up with filtration and aeration, and that you have healthy axolotls of a reasonable body condition, you can safely leave adult axolotls unfed for up to one and a half weeks without any harm.
So, how often do you feed an axolotl? Young axolotls should be fed daily, whereas adult axolotls only need to eat 2-3 times a week. It is during the other days that they digest and assimilate their food. The best way to feed them is by using forceps; holding their food and lightly dropping it in the water nearby.
Avoid worms that taste bitter, such as red wigglers (Eisenia fetida). To avoid spoilage, don’t buy larger quantities of dry food than your axolotl can consume in approximately one month, and try to reseal the package properly after use. Don’t allow frozen food to thaw and then re-freeze.
Not the best food for axolotls considering they are carnivorous animals. Axolotls will likely not eat bread, and it can also cause digestive problems.
Active member. A piece of cooked chicken breast fed once a month isn’t going to hurt your axolotl. It would be better to feed them a piece of fish.
The short answer to “can axolotls eat goldfish” is yes. Axolotls can eat goldfish, and goldfish can behave hostile toward axolotls simultaneously.
If it’s cycled I would change 25% once a week and spot clean every day. Check the parameters before each water change - be aware that it’s harder to keep a small tank stable! You should never have to do deep cleanings like that unless there’s something very wrong (e.g. you need to disinfect it after an illness).
Oz is well known throughout the Okanagan for jumping in to help animal patients in need and this week was no different – this patient was just missing the usual fur. Mudkip, a white axolotl (also known as a Mexican salamander), bit off more than it could chew when it started to choke on lunch.
You can gauge whether an axolotl is stressed when it is not eating and when its gills are forward-curled. The best way to avoid this is by fitting a spray bar or flow-spreading outlet.
Axolotls can go several days without eating (more so the larger the animal) so don’t worry about weekends if you need to go away. Just leave the axolotl in clean water and in a cool place.
Your Axolotl can theoretically survive permanently without a filter, although, as mentioned above, this will require regular water changes.
In winter weather temperatures, axolotls slow down their blood flow and take in more oxygen through their skin. More than 20 days at temperatures below 40F can be fatal.
They aren’t very skilled lung breathers, and their breathing is often in the form of quick gasps that can create a squeaking noise people hear! This squeaking noise can also happen if you are moving your Axolotl from tank to tank and they are breathing on land during the process.
Gill flicking is how the axolotl helps take in more oxygen. By flicking its gills, the filaments swirl the water around and help to take in more oxygen, which is especially useful when the water is low in oxygen and/or stagnant. However, they will do this normally regardless of the dissolved oxygen in the water.
Swimming against the glass for long periods is a general sign of a stressed-out axolotl.
Ronnie, gills can go white for numerous reasons. Usually, if an axolotl is sitting very still, they don’t need a lot of oxygen. So the blood (which carries oxygen) doesn’t flow to the gills in high volumes. So the gills can look pale.
To fridge an axolotl, they should be placed in the warmest part of the fridge near the crispers. Check it daily to feed & keep clean. Test the ammonia level to determine if a water change is needed. It can be useful to have 2 tubs of water.
The cause for axolotl tail curl is stress. However, it’s not that simple as axolotl can be stressed due to various reasons such as: Incorrect tank parameters such ammonia/nitrate spike. Water temperature too high.
Just feed him as much as he can eat at least once a day if not twice and he should soon start putting weight on. Earthworms are good all-round nutrition. Don;t forget that waxworms and butterworms are high in fat so don’t feed these exclusively.
While baby axolotls eat live hatchlings from a brine shrimp egg, adults axolotls can be fed with frozen brine shrimp.