This is a discussion on Siren shedding? within the Newt and Salamander Help forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; I got two greater sirens this week. They're just little guys 5-7". My little one is doing just fine, but ...
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|7th March 2008||#1 (permalink)|
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I got two greater sirens this week. They're just little guys 5-7". My little one is doing just fine, but I noticed my larger one has white splotches on it's skin today. It appears to be on top of the skin, and around it's mouth. I heard that they can shed but I've never seen it before. It also has a crook in the end of it's tail which I know can be a sign of illness in other salamanders. I'll try to post some pics later so maybe you guys can tell me what's going on. I'm hoping it's not a fungus but I'm going to do a water change and put some antibiotics in just in case. My question is, do sirens shed and if so, what does it look like? It's eyes are also a little cloudy looking too. A sign of shedding?
|13th March 2008||#3 (permalink)|
Yes pictures, I've seen pics of a white growth as you speak of on mudpuppies and the outcome was death. But it's hard to tell without pictures.
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|14th March 2008||#4 (permalink)|
Rachel, please note the warning PM regarding your profile. I will not lock this thread, but only because I think that your animal may need immediate advice. Thank you for your understanding.
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