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My Axolotl has turned quite red and wont eat

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The past month I've been trying out some axolotl pellets and they seem fine. Last Friday I was in a rush to feed them because I needed to leave and wouldn't be back till Sunday. I was feeding the pellets and my GFP axolotl hacked up a bunch of compounded pellets. So I figured he'd want something else and went and bought some earthworms. I needed to leave and he wouldn't eat so I tossed two worms(cut up) in the tank.

I came back Sunday and they were eaten. Then I fed them both some pellets and today(Wednesday) The GFP was very skidish and hidden. He wouldn't eat pellets or worms. Then when he came out he was very red.

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I've put him in the fridge and have been taking him out to make sure it's not too cold.

What kind of sickness is this? What can I do? What do you guys think about administering penicillin(in water) in the case it's bacterial?

water was a little high at 70 degrees. Ammonia and Nitrates safe.



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