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Old 10th June 2017   #1
Tashak82
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Exclamation Wanting advice after having bad advice from breeder. I'm a newbie.

Hi. I am after some help. We got 2 axolotls on Thursday night. Basically on advice from the breeder we filled the tank weds, put play sand in the bottom, added aqua safe as advised. Set the heater to 18c there is a filter which isn't fast, we put a plant in front of the out flow just incase to. There is also some rock hides. One of them has a broken arm ( not sure if this happened before the breeder got it out, or when he did or during transportation. It doesn't seem to be bothering it. Eating pooing walking around etc) which from speaking to others it should be OK and die and regrow?
That one isn't the problem. The other one we have in with it started floating it's bum last night. Still doing it today, so I assuming he has trapped wind/poo. Can anyone offer any advice as we obviously want to help him/her asap. I have since upon talking to a lovely man of Facebook taken them out. Put the floaty one in a small shallow water tub. To help with the trapped wind/poo. And put the other one in another bigger tub until I get the tank sorted. He advised taking 50% water out and replacing it. Also using pure pond bio balls jn the filter to helps speed up cycling/clearing the tank. Wr were told by the breeder just use aqua safe for rhe chlorine and they can go straight in,nothing about cycling etc. Any advice is welcome ( although please don't have a go and make me feel like **** like someone on fb did earlier this morning, I was only following the breeders advice) not sure how to add photos? Thanks
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