Axolotl Care Sheet

This is a quick list of safe parameters for axolotls. You can find more details in the axolotl care section.

Minimum tank size: 10 gallons per adult (15 recommended)
Temperature: 15 to 18°C (can tolerate 4 to 23°C — short periods only towards the ends of the range)
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm (can tolerate up to 0.5 ppm for short periods)
Nitrates: <10 ppm (can tolerate up to 110 ppm for short periods)
pH: 7.4-7.8 (can tolerate 6.5 to 8.0 — it’s usually safer not to try to adjust pH)
General hardness (GH): 7 to 14° (125.3 to 250.6 ppm)
Carbonate hardness (KH): 3 to 8° (53.7 to 143.2 ppm)
Oxygen saturation: 70 to 100%
Salinity: salt is not required but 20-40% Holtfreter’s or John’s solutions are recommended (can tolerate up to 15 g/L salt for short periods)