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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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Exclamation White Hair-Like strands in Axolotl tank? Water filthy?

I know I probably look like a horrible owner, but I just don't know what to do at this point. We've tried everything and don't know how to fix this. I'm worried for my babies. It's to the point where you can't even see through the water.



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Default Re: White Hair-Like strands in Axolotl tank? Water filthy?

Hello!
That looks interesting. Don't worry about being a bad owner. We've all been there.

From the pictures it looks like a bacteria bloom, but if you say it's hair-like, I'm not sure.
Do you know your water values (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, pH)? That would help.
How about temperature? Could it be that the water has suddenly warmed (possibly due to summer)?

Most important, though: do the axolotls look affected by it? Any changed behaviour, or stress signals (sudden floating, bright gills, lethargic or lazy behaviour)?



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