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Precious
28th April 2011, 13:35
Hello,

Maybe someone will suggest, what to do.. In 30 litre aqua i have one wild-type axolotl. The water parameters are fine. Before few days i noticed that he has started floating, but he ate very well, so i stopped worrying. I gave him earthworms and blood-worms.. Today i noticed that his anus is very red and all day he can't finish making poop.. and he is still floating, acting very anxious.
Maybe this is because aquarium bottom filled with sand? He could swallow some while eating.. :confused:

I would be very grateful for your suggestions..

mewsie
28th April 2011, 14:18
Hello,

Maybe someone will suggest, what to do.. In 30 litre aqua i have one wild-type axolotl. The water parameters are fine. Before few days i noticed that he has started floating, but he ate very well, so i stopped worrying. I gave him earthworms and blood-worms.. Today i noticed that his anus is very red and all day he can't finish making poop.. and he is still floating, acting very anxious.
Maybe this is because aquarium bottom filled with sand? He could swallow some while eating.. :confused:

I would be very grateful for your suggestions..

Are you able to post us any pictures please? It would really help.

How big is your axolotl? 30 litres is too small for an adult. What filtration do you use?

Do you have any other rocks in the tank your axie could have swallowed? Sand is usually ok.

Some axolotls float for fun, but if your axolotls cloaca (anus) is red and he's struggling to poop then it sounds like something is wrong.

It may be that your axolotl is going to need a holiday in the fridge to help him pass this poop, but if you can get some pictures up that would be great.