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Axolotl

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Parent Category: Amphibians
The axolotl, or Mexican salamander, is known as a walking fish. However, it is not a fish at all. It is actually an amphibian. Axolotls have gills outside of their bodies, which have a fringed appearance.
The Mexican axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamander has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life. This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which pro…
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In captivity, axolotls eat a variety of readily available foods, including trout and salmon pellets, frozen or live bloodworms, earthworms, and waxworms.They eat mollusks, fishes, insects, worms and other amphibians.
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pie blood worms (midge larvae), black worms, white worms, grindel worms
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The male axolotl will swim around and deposit 5-25 spermataphores (packets of sperm) before then trying to lure a female axolotl to collect them. The female picks up the sperm (from one or more of the spermataphores) in her cloaca. A cloaca is an opening in the female axolotl. After a few days or ev…
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yes axioltls breath air well my does so dont fill the tank to much that it cant come up to breath
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Axolotl Facts Pronounced: ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl Origin: Mexico City Albino: Origin Reared in captivity Temperature: Keep in Unheated Aquarium 50-68F *No higher Attitude: Frequent biter of tank mates Issues: Will eat gravel Security: None needed Foods: worms, insect larva, crustaceans, fish, crick…
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If theyre eating live food they just suck it in.They don't really attack.
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the axolotl lives in Mexico. It used to live in Lake Chalco until that lake "disappeared" (got drained). But they still live in their other home, Lake Xochimilco. Recently the axolotls have been forced to move into the nearby Olympic Canoeing Course due to pollution and invasive species.Axoltl's liv…
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An axolotl is a type of salamander. They are not known for having any obvious defense mechanisms. Rather, they can regrow body parts after sustaining injuries, and can even learn to live on land if they are bullied in the water.
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They can live up to 30 years of age.
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IT might lose a limb but it can grow it back
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No. No - they are a harmless species similar to a salamander. Wikipedia has a good article on the species (see link)No, axolotls are not poisonous.
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http://www.answers.com/library/Dictionary-cid-2217092 = axolotl (ăk'sə-lŏt'l) =
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Axolotls live near Mexico city, but that is only where they originated from. Its not common to find any in the Basin of Mexico any more. If you are looking for one they are not found at at Petco or other places were you might find amphibians. Its a good try. Lake Xaltoco is what the lake is called.
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Well, the Axolotls are critically endangered because some nonnative fish (nonnative to the axolotls' waters in Mexico) are eating they're young. Some of these fish are the African Tilapia, and Asian Carp. They are eating the axolotls' main sources of food. I hope this, at least, half answered your q…
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the enemies of it are like sharks and like meat eaters but since its in Mexico its hard to guess
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sucks in with mouth and has amazing regeneration
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Ambystoma mexicanum
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They live underwater because they retain their gills as adults. They can also gulp air at the surface.The primary location for wild axolotls is Lake Xochimilco in Mexico, which is ecologically imperiled. Many thousands live in captivity, in aquariums or in scientific research facilities. They are cr…
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They are cold-blooded. yes they are cold blooded
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It's water isn't the right temprature. It needs to be 14- 18 degrees celsius to be happy
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Axolotls are carniverous and native to only one place in the entire world (Lake Xochimilco, Mexico), they also have both gills and lungs. The axolotl can grow from 15 to 45 centimeters but most commonly they stop growing at 23 cm. They are on the Critically Endangered list and are of the kingdom Ani…
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they do
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Once every few days, though naturally a bottom feeder an axie should be taught to hand-feed as this can prevent swallowing of gravel (though you should really makes sure it can't fit in his mouth anyway) and it should be cut into cubes less than a centimetre. He eats quickly and once he grips hold o…
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Yes. Just like a fish can be removed from water, but in order for it to live, it needs to be put back in water fairly quickly otherwise it will not be able to breath and will die.
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100-1000 eggs can be layed by a mother axolotl.
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The axolotl can weigh up to 10 ounces, making it a fairly large amphibian. The bizarre salamander is native to many lakes in Mexico.
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Yes you can! My axolotl is a pink albino and is adorable her name is Pippa! She will come and play with my fingers and follows me! I also take her out and hand feed her! Good Luck with yours
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10-20 minutes
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You don't always need a filter but it would be better if you do, if you use pebbles/gravel it shouldn't be too small for them to swallow, white axolotls don't like to much light so it would be preferable to have some type of hidey hole as all axolotls like these, you will definitely need a pH testin…
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Yes u can. Some prefer not being touched though. If you want to pick it up, just pick it up from the bottom very slowly. It will crawl out of your hand if it doesn't want to be picked up
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well i got mine a log. he seems to be pretty safe
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In the breeding season (June to December) males deposit small packets of sperm on the bottom of the pond. They then lead females to the packets, where the females then pick up several packets with their cloaca. Fertilization then takes place internally, and the female lays fertilized eggs about 24…
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YES!
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They have gills.
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Depends were you are but between $30-$40
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Usually in Spring
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The Aztecs of Ancient Mexico.
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Give it another few days. Then try a different type of food (live if possible). If the problem continues, take the axlotyl to a veterinarian.
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They can be dangerous if you annoy it and give it the wrong stuff DO NOT PUT YOUER HAND NEAR ITS MOUTH and dangerous to their prey aswell
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You need to check your state wildlife website to see what exotic pets are lawful and unlawful to own. If it doesn't specify on the website, contact them. It depends on what state you live in. I know you can own them in my state, MA.
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Axolotls sleep underwater. They are the only amphibians that still have gills as adults.
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yes a axolotl can eat a goldfish
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An axolotl eats at night
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Never mind, I found it. It's an amphibian.
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No, they'll pinch the poor thing's head off!
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Protest river garbage dumps in coastal cities at the Gulf of Mexico. The chemicals in the trash that people throw in the river poison the little guys and kill them dozens at a time.
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You should remember how majestic this creature can be.
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males normally weigh 125-130 gramsand females are normally 170-180 grams
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an axolotl tank should be at least 10 gallons.
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Not really they slowly paddle along in the water
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If you have ever heard of it-there is a place called Cherry Lane. It sells varias things like plants also normal supermarket things and there is an aquatic center there. they sell different kinds of fish, frogs and Axolotls. If you cant see any ask a member of staff. I got mine from Cherry Lane in o…
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If you enjoy fish. It's a rather low-maintenance animal. You can't hold it. You have to be careful with its water levels. You need to remember to feed it. And that's about it.
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Yes
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Out of its cloaca (under the tail).
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It depends. Axolotls can be kept with other axolotls AS ADULTS, and in fact prefer it due to the fact they are very social. When they are not adults, however, they will kill each other when kwpt with each other. There is a simple rule of thumb for axolotls: since they are at the top of their natural…
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"Between 700 and 1,200 survive in six reduced and scattered areas within the Xochimilco area of the Mexican Central Valley"source: iberianature.com/wildworld/axolotl-on-edge-of-extinction-in-the-wild/
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Well you can kinda see for yourself. If the pictures didn't come out then just search 'axolotl' into google images it comes up with loads of photos though lots are just the same image but edited. It's got a weird head.
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yes. you can hold them out of water. but you have to keep them wet all over. its very important their skin doesn't dry out. don't keep them out of water for too long though.
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They are, in fact, very similar to Frog Spawn and are generally laid upon plants. They look like Brown/Black 'dots' coated with a clear membrane - though a lack of pigment in the egg would suggest that one parent was an Albino Axolotl. Sometimes, though, pigment appears later in the development.
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yes, axolotls do only live in the water since it only has gills
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Their natural predators are birds (such as storks) and large fish. But their unnatural predators are humans. In Mexico, axolotls are caught and sold as food, or as pets kept in artificial aquarium homes.(Axolotls are aquatic salamanders that can range from 6 to 18 inches in length.)
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Of coarse not!
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Axolotls are born then turn into a tadpole then when they have reached 18-24 months they are sexually mature and can reproduce by mating.
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an axolotl is an amphibian.axolotls are amphibious, they breathe through gills but can survive on land.
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People don't know about it because it isn't a comon species
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yes they are carnivores
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Well the smallest axolotl is your dads pen1s and the biggest axolotl is your mums cameltoe
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the axolotls don't even bite at all.
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Yes they do!
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ranges in length from 15-45 cm (6-18 in), although a size close to 23 cm (9 in) is most common and greater than 30 cm (12 in) is rare
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French also uses the Nahuatl word axolotl to describe it.
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Axolotls have four legs that they use for swimming as well as crawling. They can re-generate these up to eight times, and although sometimes at crooked angles, they usually have full flexibility and usage.
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Axolotls in the wild are a brownish colour, which helps them to blend in with the riverbed that they live in. The white axolotls with red eyes are mutant albinos and are very rare in the wild. They find it very hard to camouflage.
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Axolotls eat 5oz. a day or less.
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it runs fast so it can get away from enemys
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no way
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yes they do
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10-15 years
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3 to 5 eggs
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yes they do because they live in it all though fill a tank about halfway to ensure it can breath
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they have to or else the larvae will die
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Water. Axolotl is the immature form of the salamander ambistoma. It's of special interest because it can become sexually mature without transforming into an air-breathing creature (the condition seems to be related to a lack of thyroxine). This is an example of neotony.
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Axolotl need another one to reproduce, therefore meaning sexual.
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No, after about a month and a half they leave their children and let them go.
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Kindom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Amphibia, Order: Caudata, Family: Ambystomatidae, Genus: Ambystoma, Species: Ambystoma MexicanumThey are mole salamanders that live in Lake Xolchimilco, Mexico but are owned widely in captivity.
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Their limbs are not strong enough to support them out of water.
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axolotls have 4 legs
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Yes, everything mates. Axolotls usually mate around spring, when the water is coolest in their natural habitat
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The axolotl also known as the Mexican walking fish is VERY rare because most of them have died in the open because they are so small and harmless :)
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100-1000 eggs
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They are some kind of growth.
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While the axolotl (a form of salamander) is technically an amphibian, adults do not metamorphose into adult air-breathing forms. The axolotl remains aquatic and gilled unless the thyroid is stimulated artificially.
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Any time I think
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You can tell its an axolotl when you see its big, feathery gills. They actually come in many colors, including olive green, gold, black, brown and pink. They, like other salamanders, hatch with no limbs and then grow their limbs. Unlike most salamanders they undergo a process called neoteny in which…
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A sexually mature adult axolotl, at age 18-24 months, ranges in length from 15-45 cm (6-18 in), although a size close to 23 cm (9 in) is most common and greater than 30 cm (12 in) is rare
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To do what exactly ! Reptiles lack the cranial capacity to (a) understand human language, (b) interpret commands and (c) remember what, if anything they've been taught ! Ugh! Axolotls are amphibians, not reptiles, my goodness! Anyways, I'm not certain whether or not they can be "trained" to perform…
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