This is a discussion on water contamination? within the Axolotl General Discussion forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Here's a new one for you all... This morning, my cat decided to vomit into my axie tank. This was ...
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|10th December 2008||#1 (permalink)|
Here's a new one for you all... This morning, my cat decided to vomit into my axie tank. This was not just a hairball, there was lots of liquid. She aimed it well enough that there was a good portion of that entered the tank through the filter opening in the lid. The tank is only about 14 gallons and has 3 juvie axies that are about 1.5 inches. Not knowing what exactly this would do to the tank water I relocated the axies to the fridge. Any ideas on what this is going to do? I would think that the stomach acids and bacteria are going to effect the tank in some way. Your thoughts?
|10th December 2008||#2 (permalink)|
Re: water contamination?
I would empty the tank, wash the filter media in dechlorinated water and then refill the tank with fresh dechlorinated water. The filter bacteria will probably be alright if the sick was diluted a lot. With regard to pathogens from the sick, if the axolotls are going to catch anything, they've been exposed to it already at this point so best to just fix the conditions and wait and see. I think they will be fine but you do need to do what I directed in my first sentence.
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