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10-30-2008, 10:22 PM
A few words about the sitution the axolotl is facing in the wild
Axolotl facing extinction in the wild


10-30-2008, 10:24 PM
This will be one of many such pieces of information to come unfortunately as Mother Earth continues in her downward spiral caused by our stupidity.

10-31-2008, 12:54 AM
That is a real shame.

10-31-2008, 01:00 AM
I have always understood this to be the case. Everything I always read said they are endangered in the wild but reproduce so well in captivity it is not an issue to buy them. In addition to the one lake, I have read that they are also found in something like one well, not very helpful for a whole species. Fortunately it does have the potential to remain in captivity without significant problems. Those are the stakes you play when you specialize so much and reduce your range to a lake or two.

10-31-2008, 01:00 AM
That is a shame. Neat little guy.

10-31-2008, 03:52 AM
Having been to Mexico and seen the condition of the country I'm not surprised.

10-31-2008, 07:21 AM
These are like my most favourite fish in the whole worlddd

Grrr why arent people doing something to save them!

10-31-2008, 08:04 AM
Hydroelectric dams are planned for areas of pristine waterways in the Amazon basin in Brazil that will place dozens, if not hundreds, of species of fish, and those animals that feed on fish, with probable extinction. Ahh the wisdom of man.


10-31-2008, 08:55 AM
its a real shame :19: :19:

10-31-2008, 12:30 PM
Why aren't they bred in captivity and reintroduced?

mrs fishpatrick
10-31-2008, 07:20 PM
they are so cute, I seen these in the lfs and was very tempted by them,
aah maybe for my next aquarium.