Mexican Walking Fish, Axolotls Ambystoma Mexicanum* 9cm

Where They Come From:

Axolotls hail from the serene, crystal-clear lakes nestled in the heart of Mexico City. They're native to the ancient waterways and lakes of Mexico's Xochimilco region, where they've fascinated locals and scientists for centuries.

What They Look Like:

Axolotls have an otherworldly charm. They sport smooth, shiny skin in various colors, from pink, beige, and albino to black and wild type. The most distinctive feature is their frilly gills framing their heads, lending them a fanciful, almost mythical appearance.

What Makes Axolotls So Popular:

These creatures stand out in the animal kingdom for never fully growing up – they're perpetual "teenagers." Their unique appearance and gentle demeanor make them endearing pets. Their remarkable regenerative abilities, capable of regrowing lost limbs, intrigue science enthusiasts worldwide.

Water Parameters:

To keep your axolotl happy and healthy, maintain proper water conditions. They thrive in cooler temperatures, ideally between 15°C to 20°C. A roomy tank with hiding spots like caves or aquatic plants is a must for their comfort.

Water quality matters; a good filtration system keeps ammonia and nitrites in check. Aim for a pH level between 6.5 and 8.0 and prioritize stability.

Other Requirements:

Axolotls are low-maintenance but have specific needs. Skip gravel in their tank to prevent ingestion; opt for a bare-bottom or fine sand substrate. Regular water changes are essential for cleanliness.

They relish earthworms, bloodworms, and quality sinking pellets, but avoid overfeeding to keep them healthy.

Tank Mates:

Choosing tank mates for axolotls is crucial. They're gentle and can get stressed or injured by aggressive companions. Small, non-aggressive fish like white cloud mountain minnows can coexist if they're peaceful.

  • 1 x Axolotls around 12cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak


  • Individuals may attack others in the tank if sufficient shelter is not provided.
  • Rocks, plants and cut plastic pipes are suitable. I
  • t is most interesting, that in the event of a limb or portion of the animal being bitten off, it will regenerate. The damaged individuals are best isolated and given extra food and attention.
  • The regeneration process seems to be more rapid at lower temperatures. Axolotls have a large wide mouth, well adapted for preying on fish, and therefore fish should not be kept in the same aquarium.
  • Common Name - Axolotls -Ambystoma mexicanum
  • Marture Adult Size - Upto 30cm
  • Origin - Mexico
  • Diet - Earth Worms
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Temperature: 10°C — 20°C.
  • pH: 7.0 — 7.5
  • General Hardness: 150 — 200 ppm.
SKU lf-axo-med
Barcode # 880507672166
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001000000m3
Unit Of Measure ea


subscribe to our newsletter