Axolotls: A Different Kind of Pet - Comments

  • Haylie Jaed

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    @ AmusedAndAlone
    Ah, the poor girl! XD If she goes onto the Caudata.org Forums, she might find people willing to buy babies and/or eggs. =)
    November 8th, 2015 at 07:57am
  • AmusedAndAlone

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    Friend of mine has around 2000 of these in her basement, keeps trying to pawn them off to everyone she knows because they wont stop breeding xD
    November 7th, 2015 at 11:05am
  • Daenerys Stormborn

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    @ Haylie Jaed It might have been iodine, I just know it started with an I!
    September 26th, 2015 at 04:40pm
  • Haylie Jaed

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    @ Daenerys Stormborn
    This is true, and in hindsight I probably should have mentioned it. >.< I didn't know that it had to do with iron, though - I read somewhere that iodine came into play when people were trying to force the change, but I can't remember if that's right. D=

    Regardless, thank you!
    September 25th, 2015 at 11:37pm
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    Hey there! Axolotl's will not necessarily spend their whole life in the larvae stage; if they have too much iron in their water, they will metamorphosize!
    September 25th, 2015 at 07:32pm
  • Damsel of Darkness

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    @ Albluerose
    Haha, my boyfriend has managed to pet the black one but I haven't been allowed as of yet. But I'm determined!
    September 24th, 2015 at 10:48am
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    @ Damsel of Darkness
    I wanna hug it.... Lol
    September 24th, 2015 at 01:37am
  • starfallfantasy

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    Those things are crazy adorable! I wants an army of them >:)
    September 21st, 2015 at 11:33pm
  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    Cool article! I've never had one as an animal companion myself, but I love watching them when I got to my local pet supplies store (they sell fish and other small creatures as well as supplies for larger pets like cats and dogs and such.) They are such fascinating and oddly cute creatures! I just think they are neat as heck!

    Thanks for posting. Smile
    September 15th, 2015 at 06:53pm
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    @ Haylie Jaed
    It's okay, the SoS is to blame. Honestly, I wouldn't want to have a Grindylow near me... vicious little creatures.
    September 9th, 2015 at 03:03pm
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    @ Haylie Jaed
    Haha, it seems it's easy to get sucked in when you're around them regularly. Even my mum has fish now, and she's never been a fish type of person. Haha. We have the two white Axolotls in a 90ltr tank and the dark male is on his own in a 40ltr tank. We have a bigger tank (acquired previously) but I won't let him set it up until we're settled, as I said before.

    Funny, ours are very similar. Bell is quite confident and will come up to the glass and rise up to feed when my boyfriend sticks his hand in there. She's sweet. The male, Taco, he's incredibly skittish and hides behind the rock a lot and is easily freaked out when you go to feed him. He doesn't like light and yeah, hides a lot.

    But then our other one, Rex, he's super outgoing and playful. He comes up to the glass and will follow your finger around. He's not shy at all and if you stick your hand in the tank, he comes up to see if you have food and find out what you're doing. Haha. He swims a lot more than the other two, too. He has plenty of space to walk, but yeah, seems to enjoy swimming. Haha.

    Even the Beta's have personalities, too. Buddy (the older, purple one) comes to the glass and will follow your finger. And he's not scared when you stick your hand in the tank (like when you have to do a weekly 25% water change) and he's entertaining. We almost lost him a couple of weeks after having him due to some bad advice and product, but we nursed him back to health (literally, we had to put him in a desert bowl and bring him to the surface to breathe because he was so listless) and he's been stronger than ever. Bopper has this weird thing where every time I feed him, he waits by the filter where the water flows back into the tank for the food to float to him. He's a weirdo. Haha.
    September 9th, 2015 at 11:19am
  • Haylie Jaed

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    @ niklitera
    Damn Muggles and their incorrect identifications. ;)
    September 9th, 2015 at 10:33am
  • niklitera

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    Um, excuse me? I think this article is mistaken. This is clearly a Grindylow. My god, tHAT'S A GRINDYLOW AND YOU CAN'T TELL ME OTHERWISE.
    September 9th, 2015 at 10:17am
  • Haylie Jaed

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    @ Damsel of Darkness
    Your boyfriend and I are alike in this respect. XD I started working at a pet care store, and then I went aquarium crazy. I had five going at once. I'm down to three now, thankfully. =P My four-foot 'lotl tank, a thirty-lire tank for my betta (he's white with red fins!), and a two-foot tall tropical tank. As soon as we have the space, I'll be getting rid of the two-foot tropical and putting those fish in the new tank I got - four feet long, two feet high! =O

    I find that they do, yes! Medusa tends to be the most active - she'll come up to the glass if she feels like it, and she's always the first to move if there's food involved. She's also the calmest, surprisingly. She's let me stroke her before, and she let me put her in a little container when I was treating her for gill fungus. She also doesn't freak out if food suddenly appears in her face.

    Unlike Artemis, who startles really easily. If she doesn't see the food coming, she freaks out and swims all over the place. She and Apollo tend to hide down the darker end of my tank, but if she's up the end where I can see her, she'll also come to the glass to say hello.

    Apollo is quite shy. He's generally always hiding. =P

    So they absolutely have individual personalities! XD
    September 6th, 2015 at 11:25pm
  • Damsel of Darkness

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    @ Haylie Jaed
    My mum recently started working at a pet shop in West Gosford and she bought my boyfriend a beta for his birthday (purple one named Buddy) and since then, he's kind of gone fish/amphibian crazy. We have the three Axolotls and two Beta's (the other is a red one named Bopper) and he wants more but I'm holding back. Haha. We need to set up our own place before he goes and collects anymore tanks and/or fish. Haha.

    How's the temprement of yours? Do you find they have individual personalities?
    September 6th, 2015 at 03:36pm
  • Haylie Jaed

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    @ Damsel of Darkness
    Ahh, they're so adorable! ^_^ I have three as well - and funnily enough, they look exactly like yours! My darker one is Medusa (she's the main picture in the article), and my two lighter are Apollo and Artemis. ;)

    Thanks so much, love!
    September 6th, 2015 at 09:35am
  • Damsel of Darkness

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    My boyfriend and I have 3 Axolotls:

    Taco & Bell

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    Rex

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    They're cute and playful pets. The black one, Rex, is the most active and will come up to the glass when you run your finger along it. It's entertaining watching them be fed too, especially when they float up on their back legs to get the worms.

    Great article and great pets! Mr. Green
    September 6th, 2015 at 09:10am