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Help! Axolotl stuck inside aquarium decor!!

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My axolotl, Rocket, climbed inside of a hole that was in a root decoration in my tank. That was over six hours ago... He hasn't come out all day, and I'm beginning to think he is stuck. My other axie used to swim in and out of this decoration frequently, but has since overgrown it. Rocket is much fatter than my other axie so I do believe he has gotten stuck. They are both large juvies, about 7-7.5 inches, and have verocious appetites. Rocket missed meal-time today, and being the fatty he is, he NEVER skips a meal. Any ideas to get him out? The pic attached is of the hole in the decor with my other axie coming out of it about 2 months ago. They are much larger now.
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Um, I've not had to deal with this sort of thing before, but do you know which way he is facing? They can reverse, but they don't seem to be good at it. Perhaps it's worth using a torch to see where and how he is stuck.
I'm guessing the ornament can be moved, so when you know which way he's facing you could move the ornament through the water in the direction that will help him to reverse back the way he came.
Have you also tried holding food at his tail end to see if he will reverse out.
As a last resort I guess you could slowly pull the ornament out of the water and hope that gravity helps him to slip out.
If you can use a torch to see how he is, and let us know, perhaps more people will have more ideas.
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If your careful you can use your hands, but be extremely careful, and like Donna said use a flashlight to see if it would be safe first


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