Copper Axolotl (Rare And Beautiful Pets)

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They are very rare because they are endangered.

The name “axolotl” comes from the Aztec word for “water monster.” That makes sense because Axolotls look like monsters from underwater.

The copper axolotl is a species of salamander in the family Salamandridae. The genus name Axolotus derives from the Nahuatl word “axo” meaning “water”, and the specific epithet means “little frog”.

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Copper axolotls are native to the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz and Yucatán.

In the wild, they live in streams and pools near waterfalls, preferring areas with high humidity. They spend most of their lives underground, emerging above ground during the rainy season.

Their diet consists mainly of aquatic invertebrates such as crayfish, shrimp, worms, snails, and insect larvae.

They are nocturnal animals, spending the day under rocks or logs. During the night, they emerge from their shelters to hunt for food.

They breed throughout the year, usually in spring. Females lay eggs in shallow water, which hatch after 2–3 weeks.

After hatching, the young develop rapidly, reaching sexual maturity within 3 months.

A copper axolotl’s lifespan is unknown, but captive specimens reach 10 years old and in the wild, they live up to 15 years.

Copper melanoid axolotls are found in the wild in Mexico and Central America. They live in freshwater streams and ponds and feed mainly on insects, worms, snails, and fish eggs. The males grow to around 2 inches long, while females reach lengths of 3 inches.

The species name “axolotl” means “little frog” in Spanish. Axolotls are amphibians belonging to the salamander family (Ambystomatidae). Their closest relatives include the tiger salamanders (Ambystoma) and mole salamanders (Bolitoglossa).

 Copper Melanoid Axolotl

Copper melanoid axolotl facts:

• The Mexican axolotl is considered endangered because its habitat has been destroyed due to pollution and deforestation.

In captivity, these animals thrive when kept in large groups. Axolotls are popular pets among children and adults alike.

Copper Axanthic Axolotl

Copper axanthic axolotls are amphibians found in Mexico. They live in water and eat plants. The males grow up to 1 to 2 inches long while females grow up to 1.5  inches long. Their skin color varies from light green to dark brown.

The name comes from the coloration of their skin which resembles copper. Their scientific name is Ambystoma mexicanum.

Copper Axolotl

Copper Leucistic Axolotl

Copper Leucistic Axolotls are rare animals that live in freshwater streams. They are also known as “Mexican Walking Fish” due to the way they move around when swimming.

The fish has no pigment in its skin, eyes, fins, gills, or scales. This makes them appear completely white.

Water tank Setup for Axolotl

Water Tank Setup for Axolotls

In order to keep them healthy, we need to provide them with clean, fresh water. We do this by using aquarium tanks.

Here is how to set up a tank for axolotls.


Selecting Containers

First, you need to find a suitable container. I recommend getting something that is at least 20 gallons. This size will work for most people.

Axolotl tanks come in many shapes and sizes. Some people prefer to use aquariums while others prefer using terrariums.

Both types work fine for axolotls. However, I personally prefer using terrariums over aquariums. There are several reasons why I prefer using terrariums instead of aquariums.

First off, they are easier to clean. When cleaning my aquarium, I am always worried about breaking something inside.

With terrariums, all I need to do is remove the lid and wash everything under running water. Second, terrariums are cheaper than aquariums. Third, terrariums are smaller than aquariums.

This means less space is needed to house them. Fourth, terrariums are portable.

How to Make a Terrarium

Since terrariums are smaller, they are easier to transport. Also, since terrariums are generally made of plastic, they are harder to break. Unlike aquariums, terrariums do not require filtration systems.

Next, determine whether you want a single terrarium or multiple terrariums. Single terrariums are great for beginners.

They are relatively inexpensive and easy to set up. Multiple terrariums are great if you plan on breeding your axolotls. They are also good for keeping multiple species of axolotls together.

Terrarium Setup

Now that you know what kind of tank you want, it’s time to figure out where you are going to place it. Are you going to keep your terrarium indoors or outdoors? Indoor terrariums are great because you can control the temperature.

Outdoor terrariums are great too because you can control the weather. Either way works fine. Just remember to provide your terrarium with enough light.

Lastly, once you have decided where you are going to keep your terraria, it’s finally time to fill it with water.

Fill your terrarium with either distilled or reverse osmosis water. Distilled water is recommended because it does not contain chlorine. Reverse osmosis water is recommended because it contains fewer impurities.

As far as water quality goes, tap water is okay. However, try to avoid city water. City water tends to be polluted. Instead, opt for bottled water. Filtered water is preferred because it removes chlorine. Unfiltered water is preferred because chlorine is beneficial to axolotls.

After filling your terrarium, add gravel. Gravel adds structure to your terrarium. It also serves as a substrate for your axolotls to hide in.

Add plants. Plants help improve the appearance of your terrarium. They also serve as hiding places for axolotls to escape predators.

Add axolotls. Add two or three axolotls to your terrarium. Make sure to buy axolotls that are already molted. Molting is the process by which axolotls shed their skin. Once molted, axolotls grow back into adults.

Add fish. Fish are another important part of your terrarium. Fish help aerate the water. Aeration improves the health of your axolotls and prevents disease.

Make sure to check your terrarium regularly. Check the water level daily. Change the water every other day. Remove dead axolotls. And replace the gravel every week.

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