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How to move an axolotl and his tank without needing to re-cycle?

Consistency is key Moving fish/Amphibians is always going to be stressful for them. The best thing you can do to ensure that they are stressed as little as possible is to keep the conditions as ...
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

It is generally not recommended to keep any type of fish with Axolotls as they can nip at their gills or otherwise stress the axolotl. Plecos are definitely not compatible with axolotls for several ...
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Axolotl nitrate levels high- more frequent water changes?

Water changes will indeed reduce nitrate levels within your tank and with 80ppm you'll definitely want to reduce that as soon as you can. You could increase the percentage of your water changes, but ...
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What is the basic care needed for a siren?

As far as the tank goes, sirens can grow up to 24 inches so get at least 3 times their length as the size of the tank. They live in shallow water so you don't need to fill the entire tank. ...
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What are the pink spots on my African dwarf frogs?

It will not harm your frog. It just simply means your frog is a male. It is not know what these spots (which are actually glands) are used for though. Here's a picture!
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How much height is required for an American green tree frog habitat?

American green tree frogs stay relatively small. I would say you could go with a relatively small tank. 5 gallon would work but a 10 gallon would be ideal more than likely. The standard 10 gallon ...
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How to move an axolotl and his tank without needing to re-cycle?

It's the same as when moving with fish really. Make sure the filter media remain submerge in water. For a short journey (as 1h) no need to have air pump running. Make you animal comfortable. This ...
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Axolotl nitrate levels high- more frequent water changes?

Test your tap water for nitrates to be sure that isn't contributing to your problem. And yes, more frequent water changes can help with keeping nitrate levels down. The addition of ghost shrimp can ...
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Why does my African clawed frog keep banging into the tank glass and pawing at the corners with his front feet?

In my experience, it sounds quite normal. I've kept African clawed frogs, and sometimes they go on a swimming frenzy where they seemed to "claw" (with their hands) at the aquarium glass. Mine also had ...
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My Pacman frog won't eat?

It sounds like your frog is in estivation As you've not provided an image yet or any specific tank information, I'll give an answer with general information on how your tank should be set up: Pacman ...
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Should I clean the turkey baster used to feed my axolotl?

If you are going to reuse for yourself, absolutely do a bleach cleaning! Though for sanitary reasons I would purchase a second turkey baster for yourself and keep the one for blood worms solely for ...
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How do I prepare store-bought plants for use in a terrarium?

The way to do this is to cut back the oldest leaves if it is possible. This depends on the type of plant you have. If this is impossible to do, you have to rinse it in cold water and fully submerge ...
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Why aren't my newts eagerly eating anymore?

I purchased some vestigial fruit flies, which they happily pursue and consume.
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Are axolotls and plecos compatible?

I keep a golden bristle nosed pleco in my tank along with two Axolotls. They have lived together for almost a year now with no problems hardly ever. I would only keep these types of Plecos with ...
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