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This is a discussion on Chomp-a-lotl within the Sick Axolotl? forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; hi so my little chubster has been at it again. He has chomped Auroras back toes I have since moved ...

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hi so my little chubster has been at it again. He has chomped Auroras back toes I have since moved her to her own tank with fresh, cool water. She has been eating fine and still uses her feet but just wanted to post to get some input and see if there is anything else I can do?

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Hope she heals ok!
Keeping her water clean and cool is the best thing you can do, it should heal up nicely.

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Chomp a lotl! She will be fine, your axie is a bit of a cannibal, are you going to return the to the same tank x



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It may be a good idea to introduce more plants - fake or real as long as they provide alot of coverage - maybe a grass type. - more barriers in tanks prevent aggression and also reduce the possibility of them being around each other - and therefor mistaking each other for food.

The damage looks pretty clean cut, keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't grow fungus - keep the temps low and the water at optimal quality. It's only a small amount of damage, I think you can expect to see re-growth in a month or two :)

Have they got a hide between them? or maybe more? I think one hide each will do them well, axolotls only tend to ambush eat so if there's a place to hide away (which they love anyway) then there's less chance again of them being mistaken for food.

The world would be so much better if axolotls could see better +_+



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I'm having the same problem with my two females. The larger of the two took a good chunk out of the other's tail. I'm worried that I'll have to keep them separated, but I also have heard that they start craving companionship when they get to about a year old. Do you think it would be alright to separate them until they are both at least a year (which will be August ) or would they still have aggression issues?



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