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Fishguy2727
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.
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JMack
04-30-2011, 02:24 AM
Very cool.

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

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

Fishguy2727
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.

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

TheGts69
06-03-2011, 07:50 PM
wow looks very nice :D you just have to love the fancy goldfish

SmokeyCFH
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.

Fishguy2727
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.

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

Fishguy2727
06-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Seriously? I was joking. California is re...diculous. There is just no sense in some laws.

SmokeyCFH
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.

TheGts69
06-11-2011, 06:17 PM
very nice fish tank and very nice goldfish

Passions71203
09-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Nice Tank!

Fizgig
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.

Fishguy2727
10-31-2011, 02:22 PM
I have never seen that happen. They are there for the axolotls, they needs lots of hides.

Fizgig
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.

Fishguy2727
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.