Daily - 10-30 minutes
You will be feeding your 3-6" axolotl every day - a mix of pellets and worms is recommended. You may need to cut worms to about the size of their head until 6" or they will eat a whole worm without cutting.
You will need to remove waste and uneaten food daily using a baster to suck it up and remove it.
At some point, your axolotl will move to eating every 2-3 days. This is different for every axolotl.
Weekly - ~30 minutes
Once cycled, you only need to test your water parameters weekly or if your axolotl looks ill/behaves irregularly.
You will do a weekly water change of 10-50% depending on nitrate levels. You may need to do one filter maintenance during this time, e.g. cleaning the sponge filter in the old tank water or replacing a single filtration media in the HOB filter. Never do all of these at once, space out each replacement/cleaning weekly.
1st week monthly: clean sponge filter in old tank water
2nd week monthly: replace carbon filter
3rd week monthly: clean sponge filter in old tank water
4th week monthly: clean or replace HOB sponge filter (replacement every 2 months)