Axolotl Food and Feeding

Since 2001 Buy-Axolotls.com Has Only Bred One Animal Species. That Is the Axolotl. By Staying Focus On The Axolotl Helps Us To Improve The Axolotl’s Health, Longevity and Beauty. We Will Continue To Stay True To Our Mission.

Buy-Axolotls.com is the World’s Best “All Axolotl Website” The Axolotl care instructions are complete, easy to understand, accurate and will not endanger the Axolotl’s life. We also explain the science behind our Axolotl care instructions.

Axolotls are now Extinct in the wild. The Mexican Government will not acknowledge the fact that the Axolotl are Extinct from the Wild. The reason why the Axolotl is Extinct was a man made problem; Water Pollution (Human Waste) found in the Water. Making the water safe and clean could have been done but the Mexican Government chose to do nothing to save the Axolotl For more information Click Here 

The Axolotl is also known as: Mexican Water Dragon.

We Protect Axolotls,

Philip Vena
Founder of Buy-Axolotls.com

4531 Cornell Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515-2609 USA
(Near West Side of Chicago)
Phone: 1-630-390-7070 (Land Line no text messages)
Email: Sales@Buy-Axolotls.com
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The Possession of Water Dragons (Axolotls) is illegal in the State of California (CA) and New Jersey (NJ), because they are on the endangered species list. Also we do not ship to Hawaii because we do not have the necessary Hawaiian permit.

Get The Proper Information Before Getting Your Water Dragon
Tella May 30, 2017

I am a costumer of Philip Vena from buy-axolotls.com and I got my beautiful water dragon in March. I was very happy with my water dragon but he was not happy with me. I made many mistakes with my water dragon because I chose to listen to people who call themselves “experts” on axolotls. I would study my axolotl carefully and noticed my axolotl would get ill a lot because I was following websites like Caudata.org. All of the information posted on that site is posted by random axolotl owners and not actual professional breeders like Philip Vena himself. I highly encourage any axolotl owner to follow the proper care instructions on buy-axolotls.org. The breeder Philip Vena has had experience with these creatures since 2001. He’s bred hundreds of water dragons. He has high knowledge of these animals. I was thankful because he responded to a phone call a few days ago and saved my axolotl. Caudata.org gave me a lot of false information and I was stressing my poor axolotl out to death. I put filters and aeration tubes that were stressing my axolotl. I also over fed him. Philip helped me by explaining everything I had to do immediately to save my axolotl. Please learn from my mistakes. If you’re making any of these mistakes please check the care instructions on buy-axolotls.org or call Philip Vena himself if the damage is too much.
 
I hope this can help somebody!
 
Tella

How do I know that information on this website is correct?
We at Buy-Axolotls.com have been breeding Water Dragons since 2001 and that is the only animal that we breed. The information that we state on this website is what we do and have been doing since 2001. We have tested everything that we recommend to you on this website. For all you Nay Sayers, do the test yourself. You will see I am right.

If you do water changes the 1 per week you will be removing 90% of the Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate in your aquarium. If you do not do weekly water changes then the levels of Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate in your aquarium will reach levels that will kill your Water Dragon. So it very important that you do water changes 1 per week. Doing water changes each week will greatly extend the life of your Water Dragons.

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6 inch size Water Dragon (Axolotl) or larger
1/4 inch size Floating Pellets
The eyes of the Water Dragon are located on top of their head. That is why we recommend that you use Floating Pellets; it is easier for a Water Dragon to see the food.

(This is not Salmon or Trout Pellets)
This Is The Same Great Food We Feed Our Water Dragons

Axolotl Food Pellet Nutrition Information

Protein 45%, Fat 18%, Fiber 5%, Calcium 1.5%, Phosphorus 1.1%, Ash 10%
Vitamin A 9,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D 2,400 IU/kg, Vitamin E 110 IU/kg, Vitamin C 150 mg./kg

For Adult Water Dragons 6 inches or larger (Axolotls)
$8.00 per 1/2 lb
Floating 1/4 inch size Pellets
Should last over 1 year feeding Qty 2 Adult Water Dragons

$7.00 Total for up to 1 lbs limit for Priority Mail 2-3 Day Service
Free Shipping with the Purchase of an Water Dragon – 1 lb limit

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How do I schedule Axolotl Feeding?

 
Sunday
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Feed them 3 times per week; Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Every day remove all uneaten food and waste to prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria in your tank. Also feed them live food; Live Red Wiggles (you can buy them at Walmart in the Fishing section) feed Qty 1 every 2 weeks.

Every day remove all uneaten food and waste to prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria in your tank. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

Food and Waste Siphon Hose

The best way to remove all the uneaten food and waste is to buy a siphon hose at Home Depot in their plumbing department. The manufacture is Watts the model number is 42141425 description; Polyethylene Tubing 3/8″ x1/4” x 25 ft long. The cost is about $6.00 dollars. Cut it to 6 feet long. This is a great tool to take out any uneaten food and waste from your aquarium into a new 5 gallon bucket. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

How do I schedule Water Changes?

 
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday 
Saturday
Feed only 
3 days per week
 
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Feed

90% Water Change

     

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What is the best food to feed a Water Dragon?
1st Best Food –  Live Food
– Do not feed Live Black Worms because they come with leeches that can kill your Water  Dragon, Red Wiggler Worms for Water Dragons that larger than 6 inches long, Feeder Guppies for adult Water Dragons that are over 6 inches long.

2nd Best Food – Frozen Food – Frozen Blood Worms for Water Dragons that are under 6 inches long

3rd Best Food – Axolotls Pellets Food – For Water Dragons that are over 6 inches long

Feeding Axolotl Pellets – Food

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Feeding Juveniles Axolotl pellets Food

When feeding Juveniles Water Dragon (axolotl) pellets you should start feeding 1 pellets per Water Dragon (axolotl) three times a week. If your axolotl eats all the pellets then raise of pellets the number by one, and so on as your Water Dragon (axolotl) gets bigger.

How often do you feed Adult Water Dragons 6 inches and over?
Feed your adults Water Dragons that are 6 inches and over every day. Feed 2-3 Axolotl pellet to for one adult Water Dragon. Also vary their diet, to include live food Live Red Wiggles 1 per week and or frozen food.  Feeding your adults Water Dragons every day will make sure that the adults are well nourish.

Every day you need to remove all the uneaten food and waste. The best way to do that is to buy a siphon hose at Home Depot in their plumbing department. The manufacture is Watts the model number is 42141425 description; Polyethylene Tubing 3/8″ x 1/4” x 25 ft long. The cost is about $6.00 dollars. Cut it to 6 feet long. This is a great tool to take out any uneaten food and waste from your aquarium into a new 5 gallon bucket. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

Feeding Frozen Blood Worms

How do I feed Frozen Blood Worms?

The first thing you need to know is what kind of Frozen Blood Worms you need to buy. Do not buy Frozen Blood Worms are in individual packets because these Frozen Blood Worms are 50% water and 50% Frozen Blood Worms. Instead buy the half pound package of Frozen Blood Worms or the full pound package of Frozen Blood Worms; you will get more Frozen Blood Worms and less water. You buy Frozen Blood Worms at any PetSmart, Petco and your local tropical fish store.

I feed Frozen Blood Worms to Water Dragons that are less than 6 inches long. After they are 6 inches long then you can feed them Water Dragon pellets.

Here is the process that I use; first I break off some Frozen Blood Worms from the package. You can use an adjustable wrench to break off pieces of frozen blood worms from the package. Adjust the wrench to the thickness of frozen blood worms package and then bend to break off some blood worms. If you don’t have an adjustable wrench you can use a pliers.

Put the frozen blood worms in a cup with water to let them defrost. After they have defrosted I use the tweezers to gather a bunch of Blood Worms and then I put the Blood Worms in front of your Water Dragons mouth and after Water Dragon has bitten into the bunch of Blood Worms, let go of the tweezers and let him eat. Doing it this way, you will have very little clean up of food and less of a chance of having the aquarium water go bad.

Food and Waste Siphon Hose

Every day you need to remove all the uneaten food and waste. The best way to do that is to buy a siphon hose at Home Depot in their plumbing department. The manufacture is Watts the model number is 42141425 description; Polyethylene Tubing 3/8″ x1/4” x 25 ft long. The cost is about $6.00 dollars. Cut it to 6 feet long. This is a great tool to take out any uneaten food and waste from your aquarium into a new 5 gallon bucket. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

How do I know if I am feeding the right amount of Frozen Blood Worms? 
For a Juvenile Axolotl 3 to 5 inches long, count the number of Frozen Blood Worms the Axolotl will eat. Example if the number is qty 15 blood worms then feed a little more Qty 20 Frozen Blood Worms that day.  The Qty Frozen Blood Worms will increase as the Water Dragon gets bigger. Only feed your Axolotl three times per week. It is better to under feed than over feed. Over feeding will cause health problems.

Feeding Live Feeder Guppies

You can buy Feeder Guppies at Petsmart or Petco and or a Tropical Fish Store. Before you feed Feeder Guppies you need to drain all the water from the bag because it may bacteria and fungus in the water.

You should put the Feeder Guppies is a separate tank with water that has been aged for one day to let chlorine out.

The best way to feed Feeder Guppies is to lower the water level so that your Axolotl will have easy access to them. Depending on the size Water Dragons they will eat 1-2 to Feeder Guppies per week. It is important that the Feeder Guppies are smaller than your Water Dragon’s mouth. Also make sure that you buy healthy Feeder Guppies that are not sick. If a Feeder Guppies is sick, take it out so that it cannot be eaten. Feeder Guppies are a great food source for an Adult Water Dragon (Axolotl)

Feeding Red Wiggler and Earth Worms

Live Red Wiggles (you can buy them at Walmart in the Fishing section) feed one worm every 2 weeks.

When feeding worms like Red Wiggler Worms or Night crawlers Worms, you may need to chop them up into bite size portions.

Every day remove all uneaten food and waste to prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria in your tank. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

Food and Waste Siphon Hose

The best way to remove all the uneaten food and waste is to buy a siphon hose at Home Depot in their plumbing department. The manufacture is Watts the model number is 42141425 description; Polyethylene Tubing 3/8″ x1/4” x 25 ft long. The cost is about $6.00 dollars. Cut it to 6 feet long. This is a great tool to take out any uneaten food and waste from your aquarium into a new 5 gallon bucket. It is better to feed too little than too much. Too much food will cause health problems.

How do I feed Live Black Worms?

When you buy Live Black Worms you will also get Live Leeches. Leeches are parasite that are Not Easy to Spot with the naked eye. Leeches are worms that often appear hearth shaped as they curlers themselves toward the body. Leeches can kill a Water Dragon. Buy-Axolotls does not recommend that you feeding Live Black Worms.

When you get the Black Worms rinse the worms with Cold Clean tap water. You will have to rinse them several times until the water is clear. You must rinse the Black Worms every day or they will die. Put the Black Worms in the refrigerator in a plastic shoe box and lid that you can buy at the dollar store. The lid will stop any Black Worms from climbing out. A plastic shoe box can hold 1 lb of Black Worms. The height of the Black Worms in the shoe box should be only ½ inch high. Don’t drown them, the water level should be NO higher than the top of the worms. Black Worms breath the air and will suffocate if the water is too deep. Do not feed dead Black Worms to your Water Dragons

At Buy-Axolotls we do not recommend feeding Black Worms because leeches can kill your Water Dragon.

Is it okay to feed my Water Dragon – Axolotl worms from my garden?
I would not recommend it because the worms from your garden may contain parasites, and if eaten by your Water Dragon it will die. Also worms from your garden may have chemicals like:pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers which will if eaten also endanger the life of your Water Dragon. If you want to feed worms then buy them from Walmart or on the internet.

How do get my Water Dragon – Axolotl to eat pellets?
First you can only feed your Water Dragon pellets when reach 6 inches long, than make sure that the pellets are 1/4 inch size and the pellets has to be smaller than you Water Dragon month. Stop feeding Blood Worms and Start feeding Axolotl Pellets.  The process takes about 2 weeks to change from frozen Blood Worms to Axolotl pellets. You need to be patient because once your axolotl becomes hungry he will eat the pellets and then realize it is food.

How do I straighten out my siphon hose?
It is very easy to do. Grab two feet of hose and reverse bend the to a U shape. Do this until the hose shape is what you want.

What is the best way to feed my Water Dragon – Axolotl while on vacation?
I would recommend that you buy Rosy Minnows or use Red Wiggler Worms that you can at Walmart. When using Red Wiggler Worms you do not need to lower the water level; just put them in your tank. When using feeder fish that you can buy Petsmart and Petco which sells for about 15 cents each. You will need to lower the tank water to be about 1 inch above your axolotl’s head so that they will be able to reach the feeder fish. Also it is important that the feeder fish are smaller than your Water Dragon’s mouth.

Can I feed Beefheart to my Water Dragon – Axolotl?
I do not recommend it because it not a natural food. It is better to feed live Red Worms that you can buy at Walmart in the fishing department.

We Protect Axolotls,

Philip Vena
Founder of Buy-Axolotls.com

4531 Cornell Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515-2609 USA
(Near West Side of Chicago)
Phone: 1-630-390-7070 (Land Line no text messages)
Email: Sales@Buy-Axolotls.com
www.Buy-Axolotls.com

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