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Skin shedding off tail - Tail bent - Help?

This is a discussion on Skin shedding off tail - Tail bent - Help? within the Sick Axolotl? forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I now have a problem of that my black & 1 wild coloured one are shedding skin off their tails ...

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

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Old 8th January 2006   #1 (permalink)
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I now have a problem of that my black & 1 wild coloured one are shedding skin off their tails & their tails are bend around, plus my other wild coloured one has a bent tail too but no skin shedding, i understand bent tail is stress, do you thing salt baths & placing in fridge is the way to go?

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I want to add some pics some are clear some are a little blurred maybe they can help.

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the black has one dot of white on his back, both have shedding tails & bent tails, the wild colour is stressed gills forward facing.

I have done salt bath & placed both in the fridge.

Can anyone give me instructions on the fridge & salt thingy so i make sure i'm doing it right, I presume the salt water would have to be same temp as the water in fridge?, How often do you need to do water changes in the fridge? Does the fridge need to be at a certain temp? Is it best to leave in the fridge til there is no more signs or fungus?
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water quality? ammonia, nitrIte, nitrAte levels?

Are you aware that axies like other amphibians <u>do</u> shed skin normally, they just tend to eat it before most people notice?

What type of filtration are you using? Have you checked that the water flow isn't too fast?

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I have answered your questions in your other post. "sick axolotl - fungus on gills"
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