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Axolotl not eating

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Unhappy Axolotl not eating

Help! I've had my axie for just under a year and he's been fed on a diet of frozen blackworm cubes up until now! He hasn't eaten for a bit over a week now. I bought sinking pellets to change his diet, he snapped at them the first few times then spat them out again now he doesn't even bother. When I try to handfeed him the cubes he lifts his head but then seems to get startled and swims away.

I've tested pH and ammonia and they are both fine, I have done a water change and the temperature is sitting at about 22 degrees Celsius. (I use frozen water bottles to drop the temperature but hard to maintain in the middle of a tropical summer). I've got sand in there and haven't had a problem with impaction before.

Is he just sick of his food or should I put him in the fridge for a few days?



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The lack of appetite could be associated with heat stress. There is a pretty good thread with more relevant information here: Heat stress



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Thanks so much.



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