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* Hello all,

A week ago, I moved my year and a half old axolotl (Toothless) to the fridge because his gill filaments were disappearing and he went off food. We went grocery shopping this Saturday and in stocking the fridge air flow in the fridge became obstructed/changed and his water temp dropped to 36 degrees. Today I noticed he was not moving and his mouth is open. I checked his temp and realized it was too cold. I moved him to a warmer shelf 40-41 degrees. His body is stiff and his limbs are limp. I did a water change and am watching for defecation or movement (mouth). Is there any other way to check to see if he is alive? How cold is to cold? What is the best way to warm him if he is just “asleep”?


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umm. Im thinking this isnt going to be good news. Im sorry. I would leave him for a bit and keep checking but it isnt sounding good.
Axie can live in water that has a flim of ice over it so I dont think it was too cold.



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He's been 40.8 now and still no signs of life. Will keep him in there for a bit longer till I am sure or someone tells me otherwise. I am so heart broken he's my first Axolotl.


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Keep your chin up. Im sorry



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His body is stiff and his limbs are limp.
If that is the case it is probably too late. Even at next to freezing temperatures they will react to being moved (water change). The only way they get too cold is if they freeze solid, so it probably had something to do with it's condition prior to fridging.



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Toothless is dead, I warmed him back up tonight to 64F and he is limp and lifeless. His tail curled around my finger when I picked him up, I'm guessing a reaction to the possible salts in my skin because he hasn't moved since.

Thank you for you responses.

I will dearly miss my frilly gilly friend.



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Im sorry for your loss Amy.



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