The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

This is a discussion on Is this fungus on my axi's gills? within the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; Is that fungus on his gills or just coloration. If it is fungus, how can I fix it. I REALLY ...

Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 2nd February 2017   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 10
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Darfin is an unknown quantity at this point
Exclamation Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

Is this fungus on my axi's gills?-img_2953.jpg
Is that fungus on his gills or just coloration. If it is fungus, how can I fix it. I REALLY don't want to lose this guy and it's worrying me a lot. He still eats and moves around like normal but every f it is fungus I want to try to fix it before it becomes an issue.



Darfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd February 2017   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 3
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Vespa is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

When my axolotl had a fungal infection (my fault, I didn't do frequent enough water changes and his sand went bad) it appeared as white blobs on his gills that slowly ate away at them. I cured it by scrubbing his tank and accessories clean, and using some "Myxazin" which I'd seen recommended on a post on this site. I think you're only meant to use half the dose stated on the bottle however, as axolotl are sensitive things! Hope that helps.



Vespa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2017   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
CarysR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Nationality:
Posts: 18
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: CarysR is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

If you're worried your axolotl might have fungus, treat it with a tea bath. The tannins in black tea are an antifungal, and a tea bath is in no way harmful to your axolotl. In the future, you can buy almond leaves (usually available at your LFS) to put in your tank which will release tannins in the water for the same effect.



CarysR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2017   #4 (permalink)
Moderator
 
bellabelloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 50
Posts: 5,097
Gallery Images: 19
Comments: 13
Rep: bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11
Default Re: Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

Looking at the picture, I am pretty sure that these are just iridophores. Perfectly normal and natural



bellabelloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2017   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 30
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: WalkingFish has given good advice and informationWalkingFish has given good advice and information
Default Re: Is this fungus on my axi's gills?

I agree with Julia



WalkingFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axolotl, fungul, fungus gills, gills, health, sick

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fungus on gills TeriKay Introductions Area 1 29th August 2016 04:50
Fungus(?) on gills JARVIS Sick Axolotl? 15 7th January 2014 14:02
Bad fungus on gills Quentari Sick Axolotl? 30 17th September 2013 06:13
Fungus in the gills? diggityDawg Sick Axolotl? 14 26th February 2011 17:45
Fungus on Gills WHSTubaChick Sick Axolotl? 2 21st February 2008 13:48


All times are GMT. The time now is 19:29.