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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Default Fungas? Burns? Pigment?

I have an axi and I am new to it.

I was gone over a week, and I guess something happened to my cycle. When I tested the water it was
Temp: stays steady between 62-66F
Ammonia: 0
Nitrites: .50ppm
Nitrates: 10ppm

I took the axi out and did a water change to bring that nitrites down but I noticed... a white dot between the gills. It doesnt really LOOK like cottoney, and I tried to flick it off to no avail.

Also the side of his/her tail. The tip is clear and I know that is caused by damage to the tissue, so that I am not worried about.

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McAffee is objecting strenuously to your links. why not put the pictures in your albums here on caudata?



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McAffee is objecting strenuously to your links. why not put the pictures in your albums here on caudata?
....im new and didnt know I had one!



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McAffee is objecting strenuously to your links. why not put the pictures in your albums here on caudata?
Well. That was much easier. lol thank you!



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Well, that almost looks like a little bit of something doesn't it? when you say you tried to flick it off to no avail do you mean it wouldn't come off or that the axie resisted your attempts to help and you couldn't get to it?




She's beautiful by the by. Gills are turned forwards though...could be stress from the water quality issues?



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Well, that almost looks like a little bit of something doesn't it? when you say you tried to flick it off to no avail do you mean it wouldn't come off or that the axie resisted your attempts to help and you couldn't get to it?




She's beautiful by the by. Gills are turned forwards though...could be stress from the water quality issues?
The gills are always set that way, even as a baby from the breeder... I think thats just how hers stay. lol. I know sometimes, they do just genetic. Idunno! S/he curl them MUCH more foward when stressed, typically when I do water changes because s/he hates that. (no idea on gender yet! im thinking girl but... still change for balls to drop.)

And by I mean I tried to nudge it with my finger, but didnt seem to move. I know some is dust from the little sand that gets in there between water changes, but that one white spot on his gills is the part im concerned about.



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Hard to tell but I would assume it's fungus. I'd pop her in a salt bath. It's small so one or two baths should remove it if it is fungus.
If you have a turkey baster you could gently blow a stream of water towards her and see if it shifts at all (while she is still in the water of course). Friendlier than a finger :)



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