View Full Version : Pinkening/ reddening of tail

22nd July 2008, 10:07
Hey all.. I just recently bought two axolotls so very new to this whole thing. I am slightly concerned that the tail of the white axolotl has become rather pink over the last 48 hours.. should I be worried? I believe the axolotl is a male is that's any reason?

22nd July 2008, 23:54
Hi Shady

Welcome to the site its great to see another kiwi here.

The gills and tails of axolotls get redder when they are active it normally just indicates increased blood flow so I wouldn't be worried.

Good Luck

24th July 2008, 23:59
Fantastic! Thanks so much for that! Was really starting to worry! I have no prior experience with axolotls so am really greatful for the feedback :D

25th July 2008, 00:03
Yeah, I agree, I wouldnt worry too much.
Particularly with white axolotls increased bloodflow due to increased activity is obivous because the red blood stands out against the sort of transperant quality of the white skin.
I used to worry about it too with my leucistic Gypsy. :)