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Hi, I'm new to owning axolotls. I have 2 juveniles that I got about 2 weeks ago. I noticed when I was feeding them Friday that the bigger one nipped the smaller one in the face when going for the food. There have been no signs of agression between them since I got them so I think it was accidental. Now, yesterday I found the littler one has what appears to be a sore on her mouth with possibly torn flesh. I also noticed patchy spots on her as well. This morning I checked on them and the smaller one looks horrible. Her mouth look fuzzy and swollen and she is covered in white patchy spots. I don't know what to do. She looked fine 3 days ago and now she looks awful. I would appreciate any help I can get.
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Sounds like a fungal infection, here is a link on fridging Axolotl Sanctuary.
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A picture would help too.
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I also want to say I did remove the littler one into a different tank. Here are pictures I was going to post but my computer wouldn't let me at that moment for some reason. Her mouth kind of looks like she ate a cotton ball. I just feel horrible and don't know what happened.
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It looks fungal to me, do the fridging.
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Just an update, the little one didnt make it. She wasnt looking good this morning and then when I looked later she was gone. I feel bad, and it happened so fast.
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