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Old 27th January 2014   #1 (permalink)
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What's happened to my Axie?
He/she don't know which has suddenly become swollen near its tail is she ready to leave eggs?

I have had her/him 2 and a half years no eggs yet fed on blood worms eats well.

I have four in my tank one seems to be lifeless floating upside down very pale will attach a photo of this one.

Please help!
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This is my pale looking Axie.
Have put him/her in the fridge for two days it perked up but has gone back to floating upside down and looking pale.

Vet said something about septecima but didn't go to consultation because it was 120.00!

They've only been fed bloodworms since I've had them
They were reared on them from hatching.

Any help/tips to save him would be welcomed!

He always seems lopsided :-(
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It is definately a male! So you would not get eggs.

On top of this, your axie is extremely malnurished and skinny looking. Bloodworms are not a staple diet for an axie. Nightcrawlers or earthworms or a good sinking pellet.


Your axies i assume are not getting enough food, he may be lobsided because he has inhaled or swallowed air, this is normally harmless but can stress them out.

I wouldnt want to put them in the fridge just yet, he is to skinny to not be fed, and he probably wont eat in the fridge.

I would put him in a tub of dechlorinated water doing 100% water changes daily and keep the watercool but not in the fridge, get some more nutritious food asap and start shoveling it in(not literally) but feed him as much as you can.

I assume if your axie had septecima Then he would be dead already.. If a human develops this you only have a matter of hours before your body is overridden by infection and you die. So i would assume an axie would be the same or even less time


All axies should be removed from the tank, all in seperate tubs with dechlorinated water getting fed as much as they will eat. This should continue until something happens, either they get better or die.. If it is a infection then you want all your axies seperated, but it seems more to me that they are malnourished.but of course i am not a vet..



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Are both of those axies males?

I didn't think they were eating those worms!

Would you recommend fresh or frozen?



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I dont think you can buy frozen nightcrawlers. Alive is best if you can buy frozen? I dont know. And an axolotl sinkin pellet would work as well. I dont know if both are male the second picture is hard to tell. If it has the testies then its a male.



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Earthworms don't exactly freeze well. They turn into this kind of disgusting, unappetizing mush when frozen.

Feed them live earthworms and cut the worms into smaller bites if they have problems with the size. If you feed them pellets, use a jar to ensure they aren't eating sand.

Also if your axolotl has suddenly become swollen, there might be a more serious medical problem. Consulting a vet, if possible, would be a good idea.



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I checked online at my local pet outlet they have pellets and freeze dry earthworms have you tried this kind are they ok?



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Do not feed your axolotl freeze dried anything, especially earthworms. You can literally go outside and dig up fresh ones (as long as no chemicals or pesticides have been used in the area as others said).



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What's the temperature of your tank?
Are those decaying bloodworms on top of your sand?



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I checked online at my local pet outlet they have pellets and freeze dry earthworms have you tried this kind are they ok?
You can order worms online. I use yorkshireworms.co.uk Start with small or medium dendrobena and increase the size as you axie grows.

Link to worm site:

www.yorkshire-worms.co.uk/



(disclaimer - other worm suppliers are available )



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What's the temperature of your tank?
Are those decaying bloodworms on top of your sand?
No there not decaying anything lol I fed them before taking the photo.

Ok so I've ordered some shell fish pellets, earthworm pellets, meal worms and earth worms and some frozen lance fish.

:-) thanks guys and I'll keep you updated on there progress.



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Stay away from frozen fish for axolotls. There are enzymes in some fish that can affect hormone levels in axolotls.



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There getting fat now guys!

Thank you for your help even the sick one is getting bigger and stronger.

I have been cutting worms in half so 10-12 worms per day is 20-24 for them to share between the four of them.

Should I increase this?



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