Axolotl Facts

Axolotl is pronounced as: ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl
Ambystoma mexicanum is pronounced as: Am-bees-toma mexi-can-um
Also known as: Water Dragon
Class: Amphibia
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Species: Ambystoma mexicanum
Origin: Lake Xochimilco, (sō-chē-mēl-kō) Mexico (This Lake Is Gone)
Color: Copper, Gray, Brown, White, Pink, Gold, and Black
Size: 10 to 12 inches Long
Weight: up to 8 oz

At Buy-Axolotls.com we do not recommend that you use Sand or Gravel in your tank. Sand and Gravel is the number one killer of Water Dragons – Axolotls because they will eat it and they will die from eating it. If you eat a cup of Sand or Gravel every day, do you think you would have a Long Life? Probably not. Click here to see how to make a Safe Axolotl Tank

Water Temperature: 50F to 72F – The maximum temperature a Water Dragon will survive at is below 72° degree. 72° is at the outer edge of the temperature rage they can live at. The perfect is temperature is 68° and below. Low Temperature is better than a High Temperature. If you cannot maintain a temperature at or below 72° degree then you need to buy an aquarium Water Chiller for a 10 gallon tank. Just Google; Aquarium Water Chiller 10 gallon.

Attitude: Less than 6 inches long are in the cannibalistic stage and will bite off their tank mate Leg off and Toes, and Tail. Larger that 6 inches long Water Dragon will grow out of the cannibalistic stage.

Lifespan: Up to 15 years
Issues: Water Dragons will eat Sand and Gravel; and they will die from eating it.  Water Dragons will eat thing smaller than their mouth. Click here to see how to make a Safe Axolotl Tank
Security: None needed
Foods: Axolotl Pellets, Live Black Worms, Frozen Blood Worms, Rosy Minnows, and Insects
Supplements: None needed
Water: Axolotls like Cold Clean Water 

PLEASE READ
As you look on the internet for Water Dragons – Axolotls care instructions you will see some web sites that state that it’s okay to for a Water Dragons – Axolotls to be at a maintained at a temperature of 75 degrees. Water Dragons cannot and should not be kept at 75 degree temperature. This temperature is too high and will stress out your Water Dragon and it will DIE. Water Dragons are NOT Tropical Fish; they are Cold Blooded Amphibians, they like a lower temperature like 50 degrees rather than being at 72 degrees. Always maintain your water temperature Below 72 degrees. It is better to keep your Water Dragons at a lower temperature, than at a high a temperature. 68F degrees and below is a perfect temperature. If you cannot maintain a temperature at or below 72° degree then you need to buy an aquarium Water Chiller for a 10 gallon tank. Just Google; Aquarium Water Chiller 10 gallon.

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