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Sick Axolotl? Axolotl looking down in the gills? The doctors are in.

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Old 3rd August 2016   #1 (permalink)
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Question What is this?

Hey all, I know i havent posted at all but thats because i havent had reason too i just keep this site in need of help or education but now i kinda need some advice..

See Bertie is just over a year old now and recently (about a week and a half ago) i found some white cotton wool like stuff in her tank, i took note of it and cleaned her out. I saw no more of that stuff until about 2 days ago, there was alot of it but it was clinging onto all the plants in her tank. she was even "producing" some. I have a friend whos had axies for years and he took a look at her and says shes very healthy no fungus or impaction (because she is passing this stuff if she was impacted she wouldnt) but he said hes not seen anything like this before except for when an axie is laying eggs. only thing is.. Bertie lives on her own and has never been with another tank mate ever (not even my ex's 2 little axies).. i am going to tag some pictures and see if anyone can help me as im concerned. My friend thinks she may be laying some unfertilized eggs as on super rare occasions they do this.
now for the specs:
About 2 months ago i upgraded her to a new tank at nice 160L ( i know big but she loves to swim and its made her so happy)
Her substrate is super fine sand that shes been on for ages
She gets half water changes every 2 weeks and has a slow water fall filter to help keep it clean
no real plants are in her tank only plastic
she eats axolotl pellets and earthworms, which she is eating perfectly normal!
her Temps are 18C which i check all the time sometimes 20 but i keep my eye out on this.
her gills are big and pink so shes very healthy as my friend has been working with axies for over 10 years.. but hes stumped and so am i!
please bare in mind the pictures i took she was not long fed and needs her clean out tomorrow!
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Yes, it looks like she's pretending to lay eggs and just producing jelly. I once had a female produce unfertilised eggs with no jelly, and another just a big blob of jelly.



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