Wild Type Axolotl


Wild type axolotls are dark grayish-green with black and olive mottling. They also have speckles of gold from the iridophores and a pale belly. They have the same colors and patterns as species found in the wild.

This is the default color and is the oldest in the pet trade. The first wild-type species were taken to Europe in 1863. Depending on the individual, wild axolotls may be nearly black, gray, or a lighter yellow-green. This morph has purple gill filaments and dark eyes with golden irises. Their coloration allows them to blend into the muddy lakebeds near Mexico City.

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  • Ambystoma mexicanum
  • Captive Bred 
  • Babies Are 1-2 Inches And Juveniles Are 3-5 Inches
  • Adults Can Grow Up To 12 Inches In Length 
  • Feeding On Bloodworms, Newt Pellets, And Crickets

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The axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamander has the rare trait of retaining its larval features throughout its adult life. This condition, called neoteny, means it keeps its tadpole-like dorsal fin, which runs almost the length of its body, and its feathery external gills, which protrude from the back of its wide head.

Found exclusively in the lake complex of Xochimilco near Mexico City, axolotls differ from most other salamanders in that they live permanently in water. In extremely rare cases, an axolotl will progress to maturity and emerge from the water, but by and large, they are content to stay on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes and canals.

Close relatives of the tiger salamander, axolotls can be quite large, reaching up to a foot in length, although the average size is closer to half that. They are typically black or mottled brown, but albino and white varieties are somewhat common, particularly among captive specimens.


Care Requirements: Intermediate

Temperament: Docile

Habitat: Aquatic

Water Temperature: 60-64F (no higher than 70F)

Diet: Blood Worms, Earthworms + other aquatic animals

Adult cage size: 20 gallons+

Lifespan: 10-15 years


  • These Are Active, Fun To Watch, And Easy To Care For
  • Originating In Remnants Of Lakes In Xochimilco And Chalco In Mexico City, Mexico
  • It’s Natural Habitat Is In The Chilled Lakes Of Mexico Living Their Entire Lives In Aquatic Environments
  • With Proper Care, These Can Live Up To 10+ Years In Captivity

Additional information


Juvenile, Sub-Adult, Adult(Male), Adult(Female)


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