As most of you will have seen I created a thread on rearing Axolotls from eggs ( viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5263
), however the circle has turned and hopefully will stat from the beginning again.
I woke up at 5am this morning to some splashing in the tank and got up to look what it was. Two of the axolotls had extremely swollen rear ends that was red in color and swimming around like they were possessed.
The two that were swollen were sniffing each others red bits and lifting theit tails to show off the swollen area. I also notioced that the tank was full of about a dozen white half moon things in a sort of jelly and even spotted one of them being ejected from the rear of one of them.
My third axolotl does not have a swollen area, only two of them, I had always presumed the two with the bigger swollen rears were males and the other one was female but now I am not sure.
It seems that only the two with the swollen parts were interested in each other, sniffing and lifting their tails to each other, but the third one did not seem interested at all and was getting ignored by the other two.
The swollen area looked like it was turning inside out and very red, even the gills got really blood red
I am guessing that the two with swollen parts are males and that they were depositing sperm but not 100% sure.
Here is a video I took of them.