GM421 Hypomelanistic Copper Axolotl 5-6"
Introducing the hypomelanistic copper axolotl! These gorgeous babies are a newly identified phenotype of axolotl that I am calling hypomelanistic ("hypo" for short). They have significantly less melanin (dark pigment) compared to normal axolotls. They also appear to have more yellow pigment compared to normal. This listing is for the exact juvenile pictured, which is also expressing the copper phenotype. The hypo and copper gene combination creates a gorgous deep golden effect and is my personal favorite out of this clutch! These are het melanoid and axanthic, and have a 66% chance of being het albino.
The father of this clutch is Galaxy, a hypomelanistic axolotl produced by Roofus Aquatics, and the mother is Mahogany, a melanoid axanthic copper (MAC) produced by Luther's Lotls.
Photos and size updated 4/28/22
***A note about hypomelanism: This is a newly discovered phenotype of axolotl. The mutation has been found to have a simple recessive inheritance pattern. Hypos can range from very light to nearly as dark as a wild-type. I cannot guarantee or predict what these axolotls will look like as adults. All of the hypo axolotls listed were identified and separated as hatchlings in their first two weeks of life, using a microscope for identification and differentiation from other phenotypes.
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