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I noticed that my axie (Zora) was very swollen the other day and saw that she was trying to poop but couldnt. I read some post about axolotl constipation and decided to fridge her and she did finally poop.

My problem is that after she pooped, her swelling hasn't gone down at all. In fact it seems to have gotten worse. And her underside seems to be collecting blood.
She's not floating and is active despite looking like a deformed balloon.

She is still being fridged with 100% water changes daily. She hasn't been fed since being fridged which is about 3 days ago. Before that, she was being fed bloodworms.

She is about 4 and a half months old.

Please, someone help!
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That axie needs to see a vet ASAP.



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That axie needs to see a vet ASAP.
Not to be rude but what exactly do you see a vet being able to do here? I'm not an expert but I don't think there is much you can do once there is internal bleeding. I think your axolotl is probably suffering and if it were mine, I would look into euthanasia.



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I agree with Auntiejude, get Zora to a vet ASAP.

Velice, on the small chance they could offer something, I would recommend seeing a vet. Even if they are not able to offer any treatment they should be able to offer a safe, humane method of euthanasia.



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