View Full Version : Sick? I'm not sure?

20th February 2011, 09:03
My leucistic axolotl has developed something a bit odd with her gills. Several of the 'filaments' are darker than the others around them and look swollen or inflamed. She still eats like a pig and her activity level hasn't changed just this gill thing.

I can get pictures if needed. The tank is a 20 gallon long with a 30 gallon filter w/ spray bar. Diet is primarily bloodworms. He lives alone in the tank.

20th February 2011, 10:58
Please put a picture with it so we can see what you mean.
And what are the water meters? Temp of the tank and all?

20th February 2011, 18:14
Here are some pictures. I have circled the areas I'm concerned about.


20th February 2011, 20:25
When your axolotl is resting or sleeping, do the gills go pale? If so, do these spots go pale as well?They look like they're branches of the blood vessels, rather than inflammed.

I've seen this before, on a wildtype axolotl, and I don't think it was something that was of much concern. But it's definitely something to keep an eye on.

21st February 2011, 05:48
He was pretty at rest in those pictures. No matter how pale the rest of his gills get they don't get any paler.