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Axolotl has little white spots...is my little one sick? What do I do?

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Old 14th July 2017   #1 (permalink)
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Question Axolotl has little white spots...is my little one sick? What do I do?

Hi! So I'm a new axolotl owner and I've had my little friend for a few months now. A couple of weeks ago I though I noticed some white spots on my axie, though it just looked like it's ribs showing through. Last night however, I noticed that there are little white spots all over its face and neck! I can't tell what they are and I'm terrified that my Axie might have ick! I took in some water to get it tested and it's completely free of nitrites, ammonia, etc. pH levels are good too. I'm hoping that this is just a fungal infection but I'm just not sure. Can someone take a look for me and tell me what they think? Also how do I treat the problem? The only thing that I think could have caused a fungal infection would be a power outage I had last week which caused the tank to become around 4 degrees warmer than normal.
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It looks like a fungus to me. I've never treated fungus before but I've read some stuff in preparation of treating it in case it ever does show up. Salt baths are good as well as tea baths.

Here's the salt bath guide: Salt bath Picture Tutorial



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The photo is a little blurry, but if it looks more like white freckles and it's not puffing up like a cotton ball, there's no need for a salt bath. They get these white skin lesions easily, whenever the temperature gets too high or water quality gets bad. Give him cool, clean water and he will be ok.



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I changed his water yesterday and it looks like the spots have gotten better and the majority of them are completely gone, so I think you may be right! :)



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