View Full Version : My 75 gallon fancy goldfish and axolotl tank

04-30-2011, 12:30 AM
Two Fluval 405s, 2x96 watt compact fluorescent light fixture, 80% weekly water changes, assorted fancy goldfish, one wild type axolotl, one Azoo 9500 air pump, Estes' Ultra Reef sand (black, white, and natural mixed), New Life Spectrum Thera+A exclusively.

04-30-2011, 02:24 AM
Very cool.

04-30-2011, 02:44 AM
Does the Axolotl work well with the Goldfish?

04-30-2011, 05:13 AM
Love the set-up. I plan on doin g something similar when I have more room.

04-30-2011, 12:25 PM
They get along fine. It is the only combintion with axolotls that I have found to be safe. Other fish are too fast and nip the axolotls's gills. The fancy goldfish are too slow to do this without getting nipped themselves. The worst that happens is that when first added the goldfish don't know what it is, get too close, and get nipped once, then learn to avoid the weird walking fish that hides in the pipes.

Lady Hobbs
04-30-2011, 01:23 PM
My fav is the all white with the yellow face and red head.

04-30-2011, 02:28 PM
That's an interesting combination. Funny what works and what doesn't sometimes.

06-03-2011, 07:50 PM
wow looks very nice :D you just have to love the fancy goldfish

06-03-2011, 07:51 PM
Axolotl's are awesome! Where do you get those things?! I've been lookin around here forever, I didn't think they'd be too difficult to find since they're from mexico and i'm in california but so far i haven't seen any sign of them.

06-04-2011, 12:03 AM
They may be illegal there, everything else is.

I got mine from a breeder, Michael Shrom, in PA. He will ship and has almost all currently available morphs. I think you can find him on caudata.org pretty easily.

06-04-2011, 12:53 AM
They are illegal to own in California.

06-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Seriously? I was joking. California is re...diculous. There is just no sense in some laws.

06-04-2011, 01:53 AM
Psh, i'm still gettin one, even if i gotta go to mexico. thats lame of california. yet my wolf fish should be illegal but its not...go figure.

06-11-2011, 06:17 PM
very nice fish tank and very nice goldfish

09-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Nice Tank!

10-31-2011, 02:13 PM
Beautiful Goldies! Not a fan of the pipes in the tank as they've been known to be death traps for Goldies.

10-31-2011, 02:22 PM
I have never seen that happen. They are there for the axolotls, they needs lots of hides.

10-31-2011, 07:26 PM
I have never seen that happen. They are there for the axolotls, they needs lots of hides.

Hope you never do, considering you're tempting fate. Goldies get stuck inside decos all the time... Behind filters, too. Kinda like the kid who stuck his head through and back out of staircase bars, but that ONE time his head got stuck.

10-31-2011, 10:02 PM
It also has a lot to do with the size of the pipe. None of the pipes are small enough to stop a goldfish, and all allow the goldfish to swim straight through.