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Old 31st August 2014   #1
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Default What color variation is this?

Came across a couple of axolotls the other day with colors I hadn't seen before. They both appeared to have light blue bellies and speckles. I snapped a few pics of the one that wasn't hiding. I enhanced them a bit so the colors could be seen better.
I'm not really familiar with all the color variations of axolotls, but possibly a new type?
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Old 31st August 2014   #2
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Hmm, I am not the best with axolotl variants but I would say it is some form of wild type? Maybe someone more experienced with this will chime in....



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Default Re: What color variation is this?

I do not see a golden ring around the eye which makes me think it would be a melanoid. I believe wild type have a golden ring around the eye.



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Default Re: What color variation is this?

I'd say melanoid too.



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A "bluebellynoid"?



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Default Re: What color variation is this?

They look melanoid, is it possible to inform the person housing them to please remove the dangerous subatrate?



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I do not see a golden ring around the eye which makes me think it would be a melanoid. I believe wild type have a golden ring around the eye.
That just proves my previous statement....

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Default Re: What color variation is this?

There is a thread here somewhere about a melanoid that had blue spots, which looked pretty similar to that animal to me, though perhaps the spots were larger. I suspect it is a problem with the pigment cells, like vitiligo in humans.



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They look melanoid, is it possible to inform the person housing them to please remove the dangerous subatrate?
Of course! I mentioned the gravel before I'll have to check back with them to see if they have removed it.



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There is a thread here somewhere about a melanoid that had blue spots, which looked pretty similar to that animal to me, though perhaps the spots were larger. I suspect it is a problem with the pigment cells, like vitiligo in humans.
Thanks rachel1! I'll have to go looking for it then. A melanoid with a type of vitiligo certainly seems the most plausible.



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That just proves my previous statement....

It's all good! Any insight whatsoever is still helpful :)



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