Axolotl Food and Feeding

 

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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.

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

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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.

For a Adult Axolotl 6 to 12 inches long, feed qty one 1/4 inch pellet every day. After 24 hours remove any uneaten pellets.  By feed one pellet per adult Axolotl will allow the food to be available to eat if the Axolotl is hungry.

How often do you feed Juvenile Water Dragon Under 6 inches? 
Feed Juveniles Water Dragons Frozen Blood Worms, you can buy the 8 or 16 oz Flat Pack at PetSmart or Petco for the best value. Feed them 3 times per week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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 (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.

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 Frozen Blood Worms?
The first thing you need to know is what Frozen Blood Worms do 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 I feed them Water Dragon pellets. I feed my Water Dragons every day.  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. If you don’t have an adjustable wrench you can use a pliers. Them in a cup with water to let them defrost. After they have the 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 are let go of the tweezers and let him eat everything that he grabbed. 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. To put back the extra Blood Worms, all you need to do is to pour them in a Small Aquarium Net and wait until all the water runs out. Then use a small spoon to remove the Blood Worms from the net and put the back in the Blood Worm package and then back in to the freezer. 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 often do you feed Adult Water Dragons?
Feed your adults Water Dragons every day. Quantity 1 Axolotl pellet to one adult Water Dragon. Also vary their diet, to include live food, frozen food. Also feed them live food; Live Red Wiggles 1 per week. 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.

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 food to feed a Water Dragon?
1)  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,
Rosy Minnows for Water Dragons that are over 10 to 12 inches long.

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

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

Pellets Food

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Frozen Bloodworms

Red Wiggler Worms

 

 

Red worms

Live Black Worms

Blackworms

You can buy Rosy Minnows at Petsmart or Petco for about 15 cents each. Before you feed Rosy Minnows you need to drain all the water from the bag because it may be contaminated with bacteria. You should put the minnows is a separate tank/bucket with water that has been aged for one day; with no chlorine. The best way to feed Rosy Minnows is to use a net and catch one then use a tweezers and grab the Rosy Minnows buy its tail fin. Then present it to your Water Dragon’s mouth. He should eat it. Depending on the size Water Dragons they will eat 2-3 to Rosy Minnows per week. It is important that the Rosy Minnows are smaller than your Water Dragon’s mouth. Also make sure that you buy healthy Rosy Minnows that are not sick. If a minnow is sick, take it out so that it cannot be eaten. Rosy Minnows are a great food source for an Adult Water Dragon (Axolotl)

Rosy Minnows

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

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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.

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Is it okay to feed my Water Dragon 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 to eat Axolotl pellets?
The process takes about 2 weeks to change from frozen Blood Worms to Axolotl pellets. The best to change the food is feed both Blood Worms and Axolotl pellets at the same time. You need to feed less Blood Worms at every feeding; until your Water Dragons are eating the Axolotl pellets.

How do I feed live Rosy Minnows, frozen Blood Worms and Axolotl Pellets to my Water Dragon (axolotl)?
The best way to feed Rosy Minnows to a Adult Water Dragon Must Be 10 to 12 inches long, you can use a net and catch one then use a tweezers and grab the Rosy Minnows buy its tail fin. Then present it to your Water Dragon’s mouth. He should eat it. Depending on the size Water Dragons they will eat 2-3 to Rosy Minnows per week. It is important that the Rosy Minnows are smaller than your Water Dragon’s mouth. Also make sure that you buy healthy Rosy Minnows that are not sick. If a minnow is sick, take it out so that it cannot be eaten. Rosy Minnows are a great food source for an Adult Water Dragon (Axolotl) Only feed one Rosy Minnow per day and up to three times per week. 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. 

When feeding live worms like Red Wiggler Worms or Night crawlers Worms you must make sure that the worms are bite-size.  You will need to either buy small worms or chop up large earthworms. Feed as many worms as your Water Dragon (axolotl) will eat and feed your Water Dragon (axolotl) three times per week. 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.

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The best way to feed Frozen Blood Worms is to first let them defrost in a cup. When feeding Frozen Blood Worms you can use a tweezers and present the Frozen Blood Worms in front of your Water Dragon (axolotl’s) mouth. Feed as many Frozen Blood Worms as your Water Dragon (Axolotl) will eat and feed your Water Dragon (Axolotl) three times per week. 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.

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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.

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.

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When I change my Water Dragon food from Blood Worms to pellets my Water Dragons won’t eat it?
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 is smaller than you Water Dragon month. When you change from Blood Worms to pellets it takes approximately to one to two weeks before your Water Dragon will start eating the pellets. You need to be patient because once your axolotl becomes hungry he will eat the pellets and then realize it is food.

What is the best way to feed my Water Dragon 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?
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.

 

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