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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 think it is safe for an Axolotl to eat sand then it must be safe for human to eat sand too. Try eating a 1/2 cup of Sand every day and lets see how long you live. Click Here – To See How To Make A Safe Axolotl Tank
Axolotl is pronounced as: ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl
Ambystoma mexicanum is pronounced as: Am-bees-toma mexi-can-um
Also known as: Mexican Water Dragon
Species: Ambystoma mexicanum
Origin: Lake Xochimilco, (sō-chē-mēl-kō) Mexico
Color: Yellow, Gray, Brown, White, Pink, Gold, and Black
Size: 10 to 12 inches Long
Weight: up to 8 oz
Red List Category: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii,v)
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Water Temperature: 57° to 68°- The maximum temperature a Water Dragon will survive at is below 68° degree. The perfect is temperature is 57° to 68°. Low Temperature is better than a High Temperature. If you cannot maintain a temperature at 57° to 68° 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: Child Friendly – Axolotls are not poisonous, do not bite, have no teeth, have no claws and do not require safety measures as some other pets do.
Foods: Axolotl Pellets for over 6 inches long, Frozen Blood Worms, Rosy Minnows, Live Black Worms, and Insects
Supplements: None needed
Water: Axolotls like Cold Clean Water
Water Dragons – Axolotls is one of the most enjoyable aquatic amphibians on the planet. They spend their entire life in water (100%); from birth to death in water. Water Dragons are eye-catching in appearance, and they are hardy too. Water Dragons very entertaining and interactive too they love to be hand feed. Water Dragons are one of the most incredible pets in the world today. Water Dragons with its bizarre appearance and facial expression has no equal in the animal world. Water Dragons look like an alien, and have a very bold personality. Water Dragons are easy to keep and are ideal for a 10 gallon aquarium (tank). If you provide your Water Dragons proper water conditions and temperature they can live up to 15 years.
Water Dragons are very popular right now and is considered as one of the most “unusual pets” found in the world, Water Dragons are a lot more interesting and fun than just having fish in an aquarium because Water Dragons like to interact with people i.e. being hand fed. Water Dragons are not poisonous, do not bite, have no teeth, have no claws and do not require safety measures as some other pets do.
The Axolotl’s mythological background
Xolotl was a dog-headed god from Aztec mythology. God of all things grim, the deity would lead the souls of the dead to the underworld. As with all mythology, there a lot of mixed accounts about what happened next, but some believe that Xolotl was fearful of being killed and transformed into an axolotl to hide. The salamander is trapped in the water of Xochimilco, unable to transform and walk on land.
Introduction to Water Dragons (Axolotls)
At 350 million years old, Water Dragons – Axolotls are one of the oldest living amphibian species on the planet. Water Dragon – Axolotl is a amphibian that is also known as Lissamphibians. This means that Water Dragon – Axolotl are farther removed from Fish Ancestry. Water Dragon – Axolotl did not evolve from their primitive Amphibian ancestors until after Reptiles roamed the earth. Water Dragon – Axolotl evolved in the Permian period and Reptiles evolved during the earlier Carboniferous period. Water Dragon (Axolotl) did not make a transition between a Fish to a Water Dragon – Axolotl and there is no transition between a Water Dragon – Axolotl and a Reptile.
At the end of the 18th Century Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) brought the first Water Dragons – Axolotls back to England and later, they were displayed at Natural History Museum in Paris.
In the wild the Water Dragons – Axolotls are found in only (1) one lake in Mexico, Lake Xochimilco (sō-chē-mēl-kō) and the surrounding canals of Lake Xochimilco.
The name ‘axolotl’ references the Aztec god Xolotl. The god Xototl is the god of games; who could turn himself into an axolotl to escape his enemies. The Water Dragon – Axolotl is very unique type of salamander; native only to Mexico and its scientific name is Ambystoma mexicanum.
The Water Dragon – Axolotl is also “neoteric”, that means that it doesn’t routinely undergo metamorphosis from the larval to adult form, as happens with most other salamanders. Instead, the Water Dragon – Axolotl stays in the larval form its entire life (neoteric). With gills and the Water Dragon becomes sexually mature and reproduces in the neoteric state. Water Dragon – Axolotl lives their entire lives in water; from birth to death.
The Water Dragon – Axolotl has amazing regenerative abilities if they are injured or if they loose a body part i.e. leg, tail or toe; the Water Dragon – Axolotl will regenerate that lost part in usually about 10 weeks. Water Dragons have the ability to regenerate lost body parts, the Water Dragons are one of the most studied animals in the world today.
The link below, is an excellent source of information regarding the Regenerative Abilities of the Water Dragon – Axolotl. “Click the Play Button to Start Video” To See Water Dragon Regenerative Video
Glossary of Breeding Terms
Outbreeding – Is the mating of unrelated individuals, which often produces more vigorous offspring than the parents are in terms of growth, survival, and fertility
Inbreeding – Is the mating of Brother to Sister
Line Breeding – Is the mating of Uncle to Nice or Aunt to Nephew
You need to avoid Water Dragons (Axolotls) with genetic problems. These problems happen when a Breeder is Inbreed or Linebreed. Water Dragon with genetic problems will also have heath problems for their entire life. You do not want to be on this emotional roller coaster ride. If the Breeder doesn’t state that the Water Dragon is Outbreed then you are probably buying a Water Dragon that has been Inbreed or Linebreed. So ask the question who are the parents? If they tell you that both parents are the same color then the breeder is probably selling you a Inbreed or Linebreed Water Dragon. Buying a improperly breed Water Dragon with genetic problems; will only cause your Water Dragon a life time of heath problems.
Next look to see if the breeder selling a baby? If the Water Dragon is under 3 inches long then you are buying a baby. Most breeder will not state the size of the Water Dragon and it would be legal for them to ship you an egg. Also baby Water Dragon need special care and are very likely to die, because you do not have the skills of a Breeder who knows how to care for babies.
Next is that; Water Dragons like cold clean water. So if you keep the water quality cold and clean you should be able to avoid health problems.
Do not to over feed your Water Dragon. Over feeding your Water Dragon will lead to health problems also over feeding contaminates the water from the uneaten food and waste. It is better to under feed that over feed.
At Buy-Axolotls.com we do not recommend that you use Sand or Gravel in your tank. Your Water Dragon (Axolotls) will eat the Sand or Gravel and by doing so will endanger your Water Dragon’s life. 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
If you follow these simple steps you will buy a healthy Water Dragon that will live up to 15 years.
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