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Exposed Vein in Gill

This is a discussion on Exposed Vein in Gill within the Sick Axolotl? forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Good afternoon, I noticed this about a week ago and I'm stumped as to what I'm supposed to do: one ...

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Good afternoon,

I noticed this about a week ago and I'm stumped as to what I'm supposed to do: one of my Axolotls gill veins is exposed and free floating (see attached). He/she shares the tank with two other axolotls, so occasional injuries do occur.

I could imagine having an exposed vein could lead to an incident with the axolotl potentially bleeding out -- what is likely to occur?

What steps should I take?

Thanks,

Justin

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Edit: looks like this is a common question and not likely to be a problem, see this thread for reference: Veins growing outside of Bowie's gills?



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I can't see the pic but I can't imagine an animal bleeding out from a gill injury. The vein would seal itself off first.



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