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Dark orange spots on yellow albino

This is a discussion on Dark orange spots on yellow albino within the Sick Axolotl? forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; I have a golden albino axolotl that is almost 5 years old. In the last year or so he has ...

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I have a golden albino axolotl that is almost 5 years old. In the last year or so he has developed several orange/brownish spots that have darkened and grown bigger over time. Otherwise he seems completely healthy. Any idea if this is something to be concerned about, or just age?
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I think it's just age, just like we get more and more imperfections as we get older.

I wouldn't worry but that's just me, might wanna get another opinion! Only reason I'd worry is if there were any behavioural changes, but you said he's healthy otherwise.


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Looks like normal pigmentation to me - just an abundance of xanthaphores.

I think the time to get worried if it it appears raised or lumpy - could indicate a tumour.



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