Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 02, 2014
I have to say that until a few years ago, I had no idea what an Axolotl was! When I first saw them, I thought they were the strangest things I had ever seen. I decided to buy one, as I thought their pink gills were kind of cute. I learnt one big thing from owning an Axolotl: they are very fast when they want to be. The cleaning of the tank was as easy as cleaning another tank, but in my experience the issue is catching them first. I needed to catch him, to put him in to another small tank, while I cleaned the other. Once you master catching them, you are fine. I fed mine Axolotl food, which came in a 150g container, and this lasted me quite a while. I would simply drop the pallets in and they would float down to the bottom, but before they got there he would quickly move and get them. I would say this would be a good first or second pet, but would definitely need the help of Mum or Dad to catch him before cleaning the tank.
As for how they are in the tank, more often than not they just float in the one place. But when you come near them unexpectedly or try to catch them, they are extremely fast. I would suggest putting one of those logs in there, as mine liked to get under there and hide every now and then when he wasn’t feeling very social!