The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store


Sick Axolotl? Axolotl looking down in the gills? The doctors are in.



Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19th April 2015   #1
Junior Member
dreadfulbliss's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 18
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: dreadfulbliss is an unknown quantity at this point
Question Refusing nightcrawlers

Hi there. My little girl is about a year old. I got her in July of last year she was already 3 months old then so yeah she's about a year old.
Her tank mate passed away about a month ago. Since then she had been refusing earth worms. She'll eat blood worms but I usually just used those for treats..
She'll see the worm when it's feeding time. Go for it, get it in her mouth then she shoots it out. I'll leave the worm in the tank for a bit and she'll continue to do it, but not eat it. Just grab hold with her jaws then spit it out until I take it out of the tank. Water parameters are on point. (Ph=6.6ppm, ammonia=.50ppm, nitrite=.50ppm, nitrate=10ppm) I haven't done my water change yet today. Usually do it at night before bed. I have a sponge filter and do daily 30-40% water changes and spot cleaning. I have aquarium sand as substrate, water is usually 20 degrees Celsius, today it's at 17-18 degrees Celsius.

It's like she's either playing with it or taking out her frustration on the poor thing. She needed more then bloodworms to stay healthy. I just have no idea why she's acting like this. Like I said, it's been since her tank mate passed away, well the last couple weeks she ate here and there but way less then she was. Before then she ate earth worms like a champ. Any ideas?

Oh I'm giving her regular whole earthworms, Canadian. Even cut in half she won't take it. I was thinking about switching to red wigglers since they are smaller. Hopefully I can get some tips.

dreadfulbliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2015   #2
Axolotl Enthusiast
birdsong's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 145
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: birdsong has started on the right path
Default Re: Refusing nightcrawlers

Maybe she is reabsorbing eggs if it a female and I've heard they don't eat much while doing this .

birdsong is offline   Reply With Quote

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refusing to eat Tomwebber Sick Axolotl? 1 19th March 2015 00:45
European nightcrawlers vs African nightcrawlers Eixa Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, etc 3 29th November 2014 01:40
Axie refusing to eat sliemm Axolotl General Discussion 3 23rd September 2013 07:28
Refusing to eat misssliss Introductions Area 4 13th June 2011 15:44
Illness/Sickness: Refusing to eat... Snailbait Sick Axolotl? 27 19th December 2010 17:04

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:07.