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Old 17th July 2013   #1
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Unhappy Fungus/Discoloration?

Hello

I've been observing my Axolotl recently and it seems to have gotten ill just over the past 48 hours or so. I've been scouring this site trying to gather information about fungus and common sickness but I'm just not experienced or confident enough to make a sound judgement on it. I'd greatly appreciate any help, I'm worried about him.

If it is fungus, could someone please provide me a link on how to do a proper salt bath or tea bath? The discoloration is scaring me, as well as the apparent deterioration of one of the gills on the right side of his head.

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Old 17th July 2013   #2
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I can't see anything amiss with your axolotl :)



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Default Re: Fungus/Discoloration?

Perhaps I'm just being paranoid as a new owner. In the second image I thought there was a clear problem or fungus on one of his gills?

It could be the new light i bought for his tank playing tricks on me. Just trying to be as cautious as possible!



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Old 17th July 2013   #4
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I don't see anything wrong.
He is a GFP, isn't he?



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Old 17th July 2013   #5
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I've had the same worry with my leucistic. He had a white patch at the top of his gill which I thought could be fungus but couldn't see it clearly enough to tell. I decided it's just his gills losing colour because I think he's a bit stressed from the heat wave we're having. If it's white and cottony then it could be fungus. If it looks like his normal gills but slightly whiter then he's probably just lost a bit of colour. Hope this helps and I haven't just babbled on!



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Looks okay to me...have added a shot of mine with fungus on her gill...but I think your little chap is A okay :)
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