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Old 12-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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I'm still really new to this forum, so I thought I'd just post some pics of my adorable 4 month old axolotl, Draco. I raised him from an egg I got from a RAOK here and I just love him. I put him in my apartment leasing office and I love seeing the looks on people's faces when they see him (calling it a him for now) for the first time.






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Old 12-09-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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You're making me want one really bad >.<
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Gorgeous little beast.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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I'm sorry if I'm overstepping. I have seem these multiple time on here but never at any of my LFS. I'm curious how much do these guys run for nice healthy ones?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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As I said, before I saw an RAOK from a member on here, I never saw them anywhere near me in Maryland. If you order them online, they can be quite pricey depending on where you live. Depending also on the mutuation, about $50 or so.

I'm hoping to get more eggs from the same member when they start laying again. It was pretty time-consuming hatching and raising the tiny babies, but well worth it!

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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What is it like raising the eggs and babies?
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #7
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Well, I honestly didn't realize how much work actually went into raising them. They can only eat what they can see when they are little, which means live only. I ended up having to hatch baby brine shrimp in a makeshift hatchery. Once I got the hang of it it wasn't so bad. I'm just thankful I had an understanding boss in the leasing office haha.

In case anyone's interested, I made Draco his own page on instagram to raise awareness for the species. He could use all the followers he can get!

http://instagram.com/dracotheaxolotl
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #8
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Very nice , they remind me of prehistoric amphibians.

Nice tank too.
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