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This is a discussion on A. Opacum missing toes within the Mole Salamanders but not tigers or axolotls (Ambystomatids) forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; I ordered 2 A. Opacum's a little less than 2 months ago. At first they were both eating fine, but ...

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I ordered 2 A. Opacum's a little less than 2 months ago. At first they were both eating fine, but after about a month one of them stopped eating. After trying different food items to no avail (the healthy one ate them all, but the other one did not) I quarantined the one that wasn't eating into a simple set up with non-bleached paper towels as substrate and noticed that it was missing it's toes on it's back two feet. Looking at the pictures from the first 2 weeks he had them then and looked fine. The only two things I can figure are it's sick or the other A. Opacum was being aggressive, although I haven't heard of them being aggressive in that way. Any thoughts here? He still hasn't eaten after 24 hours of being quarantined. Thanks.

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My Marbled salamanders have never shown anything like this, but try to get it eating, and keep in separate from the other one for a bit. The toes will regenerate quickly.

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