Clearly our header image is not an axolotl (unfortunately!). It’s a Chinese Giant Salamander. But Axolotls can still get quite large!
9 inches is about the average, while occasionally you may find an axolotl up to 12 inches! There are even reports of Axolotls larger than this.
It would be unusual for an Axolotl to grow very large in a home aquarium, due to this limited space. However, Axolotls in ponds may eventually grow to these large, 12 inch + sizes.
How big is your Axolotl? Let us know in the comments, or even better, send in a photo!