Thread: Question: Is my new axolotl stressed?

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Old 21st August 2017   #1
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Exclamation Is my new axolotl stressed?

Hey, all! I've just recently gotten a new axolotl and ever since then, I've had an ammonia spike that won't go away. It's fluctuating between .25ppm and .50ppm, which I know 50ppm isn't good at all. The pet store told me it could be because I am now housing two in my 20 long and the filter is not used to that yet. I have been keeping an eye on both of them but I noticed that my little one's tail is curved and I'm not sure if the little one's gills are curled forward. Big one seems fine and they're both eating. I've been using prime and stability to lower the toxic ammonia while I introduced a new Fluval filter with 3 pieces of media! I'm doing 25% water changes daily and testing my water every day... I'm not sure what caused this. My other readings for the water are fine! What do you recommend to do from here? I'm stressing out! I need some answers.
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