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Hey guys this morning I had a fight in my aquarium and now basically one of them has a VERY injured arm all bloodied up swollen and crooked.

The question is will it heal normally? Or do I need to remove the arm for it to properly grow up like new?
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I wouldn't rush to amputate. Give it some time and see how it heals.



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U can look at things from another perspective. If i wait and eventually it heals or at least looks healed but loses it movement abilities then I would never have the guts to amputate.

Another thing, I once read that U can put your Axie in the fridge for its metabolism to slow down and thus allowing for fastest healing time. What do you think?
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Hey guys this morning I had a fight in my aquarium and now basically one of them has a VERY injured arm all bloodied up swollen and crooked.

The question is will it heal normally? Or do I need to remove the arm for it to properly grow up like new?
Thanks!
Leave it alone, the damaged bits will heal on its own. Give him his own tub and do water changes every day. Make sure it does not get infected. How well are you feeding them? Generally these things happen with underfed axos,but it can with healthy ones!



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