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swiftrat
13th June 2004, 09:14
Hey guys, I noticed today that Lucca's tail has gone from white to red/pink this afternoon. Is this an infection/nasty thing happening, or just regular blood circulation?

http://www.evoker.net/~swiftrat/fishtank/axolotl/help/tailwhite.jpg - Here her tail is normally white.

http://www.evoker.net/~swiftrat/fishtank/axolotl/help/tailpink.jpg - Now it has gone a light pink shade.

http://www.evoker.net/~swiftrat/fishtank/axolotl/help/tailred.jpg - Now it has turned reddish-pink.

Any suggestions?

clarence
13th June 2004, 16:36
that looks like a bacterial infection to me. If you have a vet nearby that knows amphibians well, I'd consider taking it in, because if it bacterial, the axo will probably need to be injected with an antibiotic.

mik
14th June 2004, 19:09
Hey Swiftrat did you do anything like change water or add cool bottle or anything to tank.

Someimes if you abruptly put them into another tank at a somewhat differnent temperature they will change colour as blood vessels dilate or constrict. The effect goes away after a few minutes though.

Good luck, Regards

Mik

katy
16th June 2004, 10:16
I agree with Mik, blood flow will cause this effect in stressed or excited axolotls in my experience. It should drop down, though. If it's constant like this for more than a day, it may be something worse.

swiftrat
18th June 2004, 12:21
Yeah, nah... she's back to her snow-white self. All that swimming she did prior to my taking the photos of her mustv'e been blood flow.

She's an athletic little scamp.