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Old 18th July 2018   #1
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Hello, my axolotl is turning 8 this year. He lives in a 20 gallon tank and I do 25%-35% weekly water changes. His diet is earth worms a few times a week. He let's me know when he's hungry. He has no substrate in the bottom of his tank. All parameters we're normal last I checked.

A few days ago, his cloaca region became immensley swollen on one side. The tip of his tail curled in as well. He's been in the fridge for 3.5 days now with 33% water changes done twice a day with a turkey baster to reduce stress. He has only pooped itty bitty amounts, no real poop at all. But his tail is no longer curled and his gills look great. His back end has me extremely worried! Any advice as to what to do?
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That looks like a really bad prolapse and will require vet treatment.



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Thank you for the advice! He has a vet appointment in the morning.



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Let us know how he goes!



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