Axolotls are a mix between a Pokemon, the Dragon from “How To Train a Dragon” and well, that. Cute and adorable. Interesting and now, coming out in more and more great colors and sizes.
Axolotls are the “neotinic” form of Salamanders. The form BEFORE they drop their gills and become salamanders. They’re laid as eggs in a mucinous egg mass not unlike a mess of frog eggs. There may be hundreds and even thousands.
They hatch out and immediately start eating freshly hatched Brine Shrimp and other tiny live food. A good breeder can keep the water clean and preserve a LARGE percentage of the brood.
The parents don’t take any care of the babies. I’ll post another article soon about how the Axolotls actually “breed” which, too, is pretty impersonal.
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I’m just starting to keep Axolotls as pets and I will share my experiences on these as I go. Right now I just love the way they move around, and how smart they seem to be. At feeding time they brighten up and approach the front of their enclosure and their babies are simply adorable.
Dr Erik Johnson