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I have been feeding my axolotl blood worms and occasionally brine shrimp since I got him one month ago as a juvenile, he has been doing perfectly fine, eating normally, swimming around a lot, gills and tail are immaculate, and water parameters are perfect. All around, the healthiest little guy ever. But I fed him a few pieces of a nightcrawler worm for the first time today (about 2 hours ago) and now he just violently threw them all up and some bloodworms form the night before, and pooped out sooooo many worms it was unbelievable. It scared the hell out of me..do you think everything is OK?! Was he constipated and ate too much food, or is he sick!!! Please help before I die of worry.



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Maybe he just ate too much. Just feed him a little at a time for a couple days.



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I have been feeding my axolotl blood worms and occasionally brine shrimp since I got him one month ago as a juvenile, he has been doing perfectly fine, eating normally, swimming around a lot, gills and tail are immaculate, and water parameters are perfect. All around, the healthiest little guy ever. But I fed him a few pieces of a nightcrawler worm for the first time today (about 2 hours ago) and now he just violently threw them all up and some bloodworms form the night before, and pooped out sooooo many worms it was unbelievable. It scared the hell out of me..do you think everything is OK?! Was he constipated and ate too much food, or is he sick!!! Please help before I die of worry.
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How big is your axolotl?

It sounds like it's still relatively small based on feeding it brine shrimp. I know with my young ones, it is taking them longer than I would expect to keep down chunks of actual nightcrawlers, even when I thought they were pretty small pieces.

It's probably a GOOD thing the little one threw up, as it probably indicates the food was too big. I'd recommend sticking with your current diet (maybe working in pellets would be good, but again this varies by size) and revisiting in a few weeks when it has grown some more.



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