Axolotls are a paedomorphic salamander, related to the tiger salamander. The species was first discovered in Lake Xochimilco. The axolotl reaches adulthood without metamorphosis. It is one of only two living species of salamander. They are the only species of paedomorph that reaches adulthood without metamorphosing.
Axolotls reach sexual maturity at around six months of age. They breed between March and June. During mating season, the female collects a cone with its cloca, fertilizes the egg, and lays 300 to 1,000 eggs. These eggs are laid on rocks or plants and hatch after about two weeks. The axolotl youngsters learn how to swim, and are usually quite sociable.
Axolotls are capable of breeding up to three times a year, but this will vary based on location. Axolotls breed for two to three weeks after the female lays her eggs. Unfortunately, axolotls are critically endangered. Habitat loss and pollution are affecting their numbers, so owners are advised to start small. The axolotl is a wonderful addition to any aquarium.
The Axolotl is a carnivorous reptile. The axolotl feeds on small pieces of meat and worms. Baitworms are available at most fishing supply stores. Bloodworm cubes can be used for axolotl food. Raw hamburger meat and frozen shrimp are also good sources of protein. Axolotls prefer meaty meals.
Printable Axolotl Coloring Pages
Like other animals, the most beautiful axolotl coloring pages are waiting for you on The Daily Coloring website. You can directly download and print it completely free and without restrictions.
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