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Default Swollen cloaca

Hello all, I have a 55g setup with 3 axolotls, one male and 2 females, all about 8-9 months old. The male has developed a swollen cloaca over the past 48 hours and it's greatly worrying me. Is he just sexually developing? Or possibly constipated?

Water parameters are great, I do regular water changes and cleanings and have a heavily planted tank.

Sand substrate, lots of hides, and I run the filter a few hours a day so the flow doesn't stress them.

The diet is pretty much 100% earthworms, occasionally bloodworms and salmon pellets.
What's going on here? Thanks in advance!
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Turns out it was just constipation. Woke up the next morning to find a HUGE axolotl dump and a much less swollen cloaca.



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Wow, that must have been painful. What do you feed him?



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