Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Nov 07, 2014
I have kept and bred axolotls and found them easy to look after, although they can be cannibals and think nothing of eating a smaller member of their species or biting off a foot, leg, gills or chunk of tail.
They will readily accept any live food and I fed mine mainly with earthworms.
They breed easily if you feed them well and change the water. I just used tap water and it didn't seem to matter.
The female axolotl lays her eggs in water plants so it is essential to have plenty of these both rooted and floating.
Most of the eggs will hatch and you can see them develop like frog spawn. The axolotl tadpoles grow fast on small live food but must be separated as they grow bigger or the larger ones will eat their smaller brothers and sisters.