Hatching Axolotls

Your guide to an environment for hatching healthy Axolotls

Guide to Hatching a Healthy Axolotl

Hatching Axolotls will take approximately 15 days

How to determine if your Axolotl eggs have hatched

Once your axolotl hatch they will fall to the bottom of the hatching container and seem to remain lifeless for the first few days of their life.

Recommended care during Axolotl Hatching

Once your Axolotl has finished laying the eggs you should remove them to a separate container where the eggs can hatch. 

The eggs will require constant aeration which can easily be achieved with a small air-stone.

The airflow should be gentle to avoid damage to the freshly laid eggs. 

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What is the best food for a growing Axolotl?

Their food source will start with baby brine shrimp and other small water insects.  Although this will be a major part of their diet as they grow, other foods can be introduced including bloodworms, earthworms and pellets.

Following the egg laying and hatching Axolotls - the growth of baby axolotl can be very rapid so keeping up a constant supply of food is very important. They are very cannibalistic and it is very common to find axolotls missing legs when food runs out.

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how to determine your Axolotl’s health.

The health of your axolotl should be a priority at all times. Your pet axolotl if cared for properly should have a life expectancy of 8-10 years and should grow to around 30cm.  The gills of your axolotl will show you if they are happy or sad.

How can I tell if my Axolotl is happy ?

Check the gills, if feather like and fluffy your Axolotl is happy !

How many days before they need feeding

For those first 2-3 days, they survive on the yolk from their egg and then start looking for food.