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sectone
10th February 2011, 06:01
my axie hasnt passed a noticable solid bowel movement in almost three weeks. his diet hasnt changed, earthworms, bloodworms, and pellets. in the past he would pass every two to three days, usually at night, which i would find in the morning. now his water has turned very cloudy, VERY cloudy, and my filter is having a hard time clearing it, even with modest increased water changes. is this a normal occurance that i can expect every now and then? his appetite is as normal, he's not vomiting food, has no rocks in the tank that could have impacted him. do they pass liquid diarrhea from time to time? the water parameters are excellent despite the clouding.

bellabelloo
10th February 2011, 11:04
Axolotl poo will break up very very easily...like when you are trying to remove it with a turkey baster and it disintegrates in a puff of nastiness :violent:.

sectone
10th February 2011, 12:12
i understand that, but i've not found any solid traces in three weeks, at any time of day, in any part of his tank. so nothing to collect via baster or net.

Kaysie
10th February 2011, 14:05
Have you vacuumed your substrate?

Cloudy water is usually caused by bacterial blooms. Do you test your water for ammonia and nitrite?

animalloversfb
10th February 2011, 18:52
Can you test your water? Cloudy water can often be a sign of ammonia buid up.

daremo
10th February 2011, 19:26
I have not found any waster from my golden for more than a month, it just breaks up without you notice it.

at first I would worry but now I think its normal

The cloudiness I don't know why could it be about, I don't think its caused by axie's waste... not that much

dragongirl413
10th February 2011, 19:50
Sectone said he/she tested the water parameters and everything is good, so I'm thinking that has already been tested. I don't know if that rules out it just being a bacterial bloom though. Maybe someone on here knows what to do about a bacterial bloom, because I'm not really sure... Sorry for my lack of info. :-/

sectone
13th February 2011, 03:14
thank you all for your replies. over the last 24hrs the water has cleared dramatically. parameters are again excellent, and he has passed feces that was both solid and larger than usual.

The Banana
13th February 2011, 05:23
That's good to hear, maybe he was just feeling a little ill.

Cas
15th February 2011, 12:35
I've have bacterial blooms before in my goldfish tank, and I've never noticed a characteristic change in water parameters I don't know if thats normal, but I've never seen an change in water quality. Usually I don't worry about it and it clears up in 4-5 days.

Glad to hear it's all sorted though :)