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Can You Mix Fish With Axolotls?

When people are thinking about owning an axolotl, they generally think about how they behave with other animals. The questions are generally pretty just; not a lot of people understand how they are with other aquatic things, as there are even a lot of people who don’t even know that these little guys exist. In any event, mixing anything with an axolotl can be a little tough, and that could be for a number of reasons. These things are known to eat just about everything that you put in your tank, although there are a couple of exceptions to the rule.

The Only Real Exception:

This only real exception is it being either too quick or too big for them to swallow, as they think that its food. But this doesn’t mean that they won’t try, as axolotls have been known to have died because they have ingested gravel. They’ll assuredly do this to fish. Also, this doesn’t mean that they won’t give bigger fish a try, as they’ll go at them until the fish retaliate or they get their fill of them. And we don’t want to discount many types of fish, either. They’ve been known to peck at axolotl’s gills, causing stress and discomfort. And with something as fragile as an axolotl, you shouldn’t want to present any stress or pain to the creature.

All in all, the axolotl is a creature that’s best not mixing with others – not even other axolotls. They’ve been known to be quite predatory, and since they consider mostly anything some type of good – they’ll probably have a go at anything in the tank with them. And while you may think that they would look amazing with a lot of other things commonly found in freshwater tanks, you certainly wouldn’t want a brawl in your aquarium.

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