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Old 18th July 2019   #1
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Default Mild Gill Saprolegnia Treatment


My axolotl is coming down with mild saprolegnia for the second time.

Maybe 3 months ago she got 1 tuft on one of her gills and my girlfriend and I decided to give her tea baths until it improved. We felt that salt baths would be too aggressive and stressful to her for a mild case. We ended up giving her 4 tea baths with plain black tea leaves before the tuft fell off (the gills under the tuft were still intact), and then did a large water change to clean the tank out.

We feed her 1 nightcrawler cut into half inch segments every two days, or 8 sinking salmon pellets, usually rotating one or the other a week at a time.

Her tank is currently sitting at 62 degrees F.

It may be related but she has had two bouts of constipation (maybe impaction?), the media in her tank is fine aquarium sand.

Is the process we used in the past likely to work again?

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Default Re: Mild Gill Saprolegnia Treatment

tea baths work well for mild fungus, if it keeps happening you may want to consider adding a little aquarium salt to your tank as a preventative (1tbsp per 10gals shouldnt irritate them)

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