When you purchase from us, you can feel confident knowing we stand behind you with a 100% live arrival guarantee and only healthy animals. We take individual photos of many of our animals for our shop so you can have a personalized buying experience. We also love helping with any axolotl-related questions new owners often have when it comes to picking out and caring for their new pet. And we stand by our customers, both before and after their purchase.
Due to habitat destruction and the introduction of competitive species to the native environment of the axolotl, it is currently uncertain how many axolotls remain in the wild, but studies suggest that there are less than approximately one thousand. Understanding the precarious genetic situation of the axolotls we have in captivity, we take the responsibility of breeding very seriously. The animals in our breeding program have all been carefully sourced over the years from some of the most respected breeders across the country. We treat our breeding colony like family, and are very careful to follow ethical and humane breeding practices. This allows us to offer healthy, vigorous bloodlines in a variety of desirable morphs. Our tanks are tenderly nurtured on a daily basis, and the wants of each animal attended to individually. We also are pleased to partner with other breeders who are also as equally astute in maintaining high standards for their colonies, helping to keep our bloodlines fresh and maximize the genetic diversity and robustness of all the animals we make available. Supporting responsible breeders helps to keep the species in existence.
Responsible Breeding for Healthy Pets
Our goal is to offer high quality, USA-bred and lovingly raised axolotls to meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base. We are not a large operation, and we focus on offering high quality axolotls with a diverse genetic background raised – never inbred – and the genetic history of all of our breeding lotls are carefully documented and pairs planned very carefully in advance. It’s important to us to protect the axolotl species in all the animals we produce through responsible breeding, understanding how compromised the axolotl is in terms of genetics due to years of captive breeding. This is why we also work with other well respected breeders in the hobby to preserve the species, through variety in both our own breeding lines and all the animals we offer for sale. Because of this, even responsibly bred animals from unrelated lines may still produce genetic oddities once in a while. Though it doesn’t happen often, such animals crop up in our spawnings that were born with imperfections or may come from a genetic line we believe should be retired. When this happens these are sold as “pet only,” meaning these animals should not be bred, but still can be appreciated in a loving home. Some traits we value in our breeding stock are sound long-term health, well-formed gills, good coloration and hearty appetites!
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Fantaxies is not open to the general public, but we do offer local pickup for nearby customers that are scheduled in advance.