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My Axolotl has developed white patches in her skin. Started off with a few, now they are taking over. At first I thought it was an adaptation tinder habitat as I have white and black sand in the tank and she blends in perfectly... the whites marks have developed of several years... I have good water quality and have treated he tank with multicure a couple of times but nothing seems to change...

Is she just changing color or is she really sick?
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Could you get an up close photo or describe the dots a bit better?

If it's actually within her skin, it'll be pigment. My wildtype has yellow flecks all over her. No clue when she developed them as I rescued her like it.

If it's "on top" of the skin, looks raised or puffy or flaky then it's probably some sort of fungus.


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Click the image to open in full size.

If you look, hers are "within" her skin.

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Thank you, please see the new image, close as I can get...

There definitely seems to be large white patches on her skin, these must be pigment as you say..

Not sure about the other translucent spots on her skin... are these the early changes in pigment or a fungal infection... the fungal medications don't make any changes too it...

Her gills seem fine...
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Some wild colours or dark axies lose their pigmentation and turn leucistic.

Make sure it's not a fungus or bacteria though. Hard to tell in the pics.



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I know someone who has an axolotl with white patches like this and she said it's like the "left over" result of a fungal infection - but not your common "cotton wool" kind.

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