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Sick axolotl, won't eat just floats

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Old 27th October 2016   #1 (permalink)
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Recently received this sick axolotl from a friend, it will not eat and just floats in the top of the water i have had it for a few weeks and i'm not sure what to do
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what have you tried feeding it ?



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worms and pellets, last time i fed him he did eat but he either threw them up or pooped them out whole



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Have you tried bloodworms?
Perhaps very small amounts of food several times a day would help.



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If your axolotl will not eat, you may need to force feed it or it will die.

Here is a link on how to do this, but only do it if it's absolutely necessary for its survival.
I would also invest in getting some stress coat to calm down your axolotl.

How to: Force feed an adult axolotl



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