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Why is my wild type axolotl losing his colour?

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

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Old 25th March 2010   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update Jim...what an interesting axolotl you have!



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Wow! Very interesting. Glad he's still doing well!

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Hi there! I'm new to all of this, I've got three wild type axys, sushi, flat eric and lancelot, I've had them little over a month now and I'm having similar problems, but mine don't look anything like the pictures posted, my two older ones are dark wild coloured for a few days tjhen are very light tan with very red gills for a few days, mostly nights, they don't look sick, have no fungus, I check the water often, they are eating perfectly fine and never fight with each other and are super active, it doesn't seem to affect them in the slightest, but no idea what causes it, I've asked around a couple of aquariums and pet shops and they don't know either, I'm not worried as my axys are healthy as always would just be curious to what causes it, all three are from the same parents I believe but lancelot stays the same colour all of the time, though he's a few months younger, I was wondering if its when they come into sexual maturity?



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interesting, the head does look terrestrial, dorsal fin slightly does also (from that angle, to me at least). but it's been so long, most unusual.

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Rubyscarfell It would be better to post your own new thread about it, as you will get more direct answers.



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your axis head does look a little strange, someone else mentioned in an earlier post. maybe see about her/him morphing?



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my girl burrito is similar to this
i got her at 4 inches and she was a nice gold color
she is a golden albino, u can tell by the fact that her babies r goldies, but she looks like a white albino
idk why she faded but shes still a sweetheart



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Given that he's had this axolotl for 5 years, I doubt that it's on the verge of morphing.



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