Axolotl are preyed on by large fish, such as Asian carp and African tilapia.
Axolotls may be preyed on by large fish and conspecifics, such as Asian carp and African tilapia.
These large fish have only recently been introduced into the lakes where axolotls are found, contributing to the demise of their populations. Introduced fishes have increased to high abundances and have impacted wild axolotls through competition and predation. A recent study collected 600 kilograms of tilapia in one small channel using a 100 meter net.