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01-22-2013 07:24 PM
thedudeabides Careful putting Axolotl's in with fish. Most can't resist nipping at their gills.
01-18-2013 03:36 PM
le0p I love Axolotl's, if I didn't have a tank full of ACF's, that's what'd be in there. Unfortunately, they don't mix well.
01-18-2013 03:08 PM
teonguyen Omg they really have all the weird stuffs going on over there. I ve just found couple more pics of this species. I think they are Amphibian and hobbists in my country call them with a cool nickname "6 horns dinosaurs." Honestly, I think those guys are much adorable than snakes.. what do ya think?

Scientific name : Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)
From: Mexico
01-17-2013 04:05 AM
thedudeabides Used to herp pretty hard and I remember that 4th picture from a book I had. Never saw an actual live specimen. That would be pretty cool in a planted setup and if given the chance I would jump on getting one. Despite being a water snake it has a very boa/pythonesqe look to it anatomically speaking, very interesting for sure.
01-16-2013 10:21 PM
le0p This inspired me to look up water snakes but unfortunately water snakes don't live entirely underwater, in fact need very little of it to live and too much moisture causes them skin problems.

If anyone knows a place to get these guys, post it up, they're definitely interesting.
01-16-2013 02:26 PM
CrazyCatPeekin Very cool snake. I might consider keeping one.
01-16-2013 05:51 AM
hydrophyte That's a pretty neat animal.
01-16-2013 05:44 AM
teonguyen
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Could explain why that tank in the fourth pic is full of clado.
honestly idk y .. I read it on one article in my country news .. Thought it would be interesting to share so I copied and pasted .. Hehe
01-16-2013 05:41 AM
teonguyen
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They are the least aggressive snakes I've ever seen. I was never struck at, and I've never known anyone who has ever been struck at (I know a lot of zoo herpers, used to be one), so I found the quote about the venom making you sleepy a little funny. I suppose maybe if they mistook your finger for a fish...but you'd have to be trying!
Well I found that funny too .. I just stated what they said but thanks for your inputs
01-15-2013 10:09 PM
Rev2eight
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Originally Posted by teonguyen View Post
Really guys ??? I would not stick my hands inside the tank for maintenance unless i want some sleep ...hahaha
Could explain why that tank in the fourth pic is full of clado.
01-15-2013 09:57 PM
TheDrake
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Just curious .. are they aggressive or biting you at all ?
I think its interesting but I m scared of snakes...
They are the least aggressive snakes I've ever seen. I was never struck at, and I've never known anyone who has ever been struck at (I know a lot of zoo herpers, used to be one), so I found the quote about the venom making you sleepy a little funny. I suppose maybe if they mistook your finger for a fish...but you'd have to be trying!
01-15-2013 05:57 PM
teonguyen
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I was fortunate enough to have some back in the 90s. Very cool. Hardly ever move, most people think they are sticks. But when they eat, don't blink or you will miss it. You have never seen a snake eat faster! Literally from the strike to the fish going down the throat is just a couple of seconds. I think Nat Geo did a write up on them not long ago...
Just curious .. are they aggressive or biting you at all ?
I think its interesting but I m scared of snakes...
01-15-2013 03:46 PM
jpalimpsest
Even rope fish freak me out. I'll pass on the snake.
01-15-2013 03:28 PM
TheDrake
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Really? How were they to care for and any pics of the setup or details on it? Where'd you get them and, if you don't mind me asking, how much where they each? This is a species I'm very interested in and don't see much of.
It was 15 years ago; sorry I don't have any pics. Mine were free, from a zoo, back when that sort of thing was allowed. I had 7-8 adults that I received as juvies; they bred once before I had to give them up. I gave them all to a famous columnist at Reptiles Mag when I had to move. Care is pretty simple. I kept a breeding group in a 55-gal. The only significant challenge with these guys is their tendency to get skin lesions/infections. I was advised to keep them in low-light high-tannin water with minimal flow, which I did. Some driftwood, lots of oak leaf litter, one very low-wattage bulb at one end of the tank, which was otherwise completely shaded from light. Once in awhile I'd see a little white fuzzy patch on one's skin, but it usually disappeared with the next shed, never overtook them like some other people saw. That said, I have seen them in zoo exhibits with lots of light and flow. So funny when the algae grows right on their skin! Sure do miss those snakes! I don't watch dealer lists like I used to so I have no idea how available they are anymore, but they are certainly still common in zoos, as others noted above. Never that striped morph though, just the other checked one. There are some reports in the literature that they also eat plants, but I opened up a dozen or so wild-caught specimens in museums and found nothing but fish. Let us know if you find any available!
01-15-2013 02:16 PM
mcaquatic I have come close to buying them on a couple of occasions. Neat animals that don't do much. The information I have read out there is conflicting. Could be a fun addition.
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