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Old 13th October 2013   #1
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Default Strange Bumps On Tiger Salamander!!! Burns? And a Pimple?

I am so worried about my baby boy.

I attached a picture of his setup. I was cleaning his cage and it doesn't have water in bowl in the pictures. He usually sits on top of my Axolotl's tank and they have NO lights at all. He get dechlorinated water only in his bowl and spray.

And after those are the images of the "mystery bumps". This is my first Salamander, he was a "mud puppy", when I got him.

Last one, is of a "pimple" looking bump. Not sure what it is. Just noticed it on him just now. If you don't see it. It is on his leg, in the photo.

He is eating like a champ.
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I'm really not sure what that is, but it could be a fungal infection. How moist is the setup? If its too moist (although it doesn't seem that way) that could be a contributing factor



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Old 13th October 2013   #3
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I'm really not sure what that is, but it could be a fungal infection. How moist is the setup? If its too moist (although it doesn't seem that way) that could be a contributing factor
Usually get misted every day to every other day. He gets in his water bowl occasionally as well.

By the way, forgot to mention! His diet consists of Chopped Earthworms, just like the Axolotls and the occasional cricket as a treat.



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Old 13th October 2013   #4
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ALSO! By earthworms I mean Canadian Night-crawlers.



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The first and second picture look like a fungal infection type thing, but I couldn't be sure. I hope they go away soon! -Seth



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have you tried giving him a salt bath? it looks to me like a fungal infection so that may help! i once had a A. macro with the same funky looking bump but it went away with some salt baths. good luck!



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Is that his permanent set up?



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Old 14th October 2013   #8
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Is that his permanent set up?
Yes. Is there something wrong with it? I had him in a 10 gallon with a thick layer of eco earth. I moved him to this, because I couldn't keep in moist and some how a cricket was in his cage and caused a wound. And I worry about eco earth being thick and having a water bowl in it and it crushing him.



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have you tried giving him a salt bath? it looks to me like a fungal infection so that may help! i once had a A. macro with the same funky looking bump but it went away with some salt baths. good luck!

Sorry for double post. No I have not tried any salt baths.



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Yes. Is there something wrong with it? I had him in a 10 gallon with a thick layer of eco earth. I moved him to this, because I couldn't keep in moist and some how a cricket was in his cage and caused a wound. And I worry about eco earth being thick and having a water bowl in it and it crushing him.
In my opinion yes. Tiger salamanders as you know are a type of mole salamander, and they love to burrow. I wonder if keeping him like you are at present is too damp...maybe this is why he has developed the bumps.

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Old 15th October 2013   #11
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In my opinion yes. Tiger salamanders as you know are a type of mole salamander, and they love to burrow. I wonder if keeping him like you are at present is too damp...maybe this is why he has developed the bumps.

Caudata Culture Articles - Tiger Salamander 101
What should I do? Add eco earth to his cage?



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Read the link I posted, it explains how tigers should be kept.




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Old 16th October 2013   #13
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Read the link I posted, it explains how tigers should be kept.
I have read it several times. Since I got him. I just worry about him. Tank doesn't hold enough humidity for him and I almost lost him. Due to less humidity. Guess I could get a taller tub and add the eco earth.



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Humidity generally isn't an issue with tiger salamanders. My household humidity is incredibly low and they do just fine, and their natural habitat often has low humidity during the summer. They can get their moisture from the soil (so if humidity is a problem, they can just burrow into it). I would still get a taller tub so you can provide deeper soil (ideally 6 or more inches). If you're worried about the soil sticking to them it really doesn't affect them at all.



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Old 17th October 2013   #15
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Humidity generally isn't an issue with tiger salamanders. My household humidity is incredibly low and they do just fine, and their natural habitat often has low humidity during the summer. They can get their moisture from the soil (so if humidity is a problem, they can just burrow into it). I would still get a taller tub so you can provide deeper soil (ideally 6 or more inches). If you're worried about the soil sticking to them it really doesn't affect them at all.
Not Really worried about it sticking to him. Just a water bowl/hide crushing him.



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He should be fine, with a nice deep substrate he will have a lovely time burrowing.



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Alright. I got a bigger tub. Got some Eco Earth Soaking right now.



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Well, Reaver is in a 58 QT tub with about 4 inches of Eco Earth. That is about 2 and half blocks that I already have. I added his plant and water bowl.



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Now he IS NOT eating or anything. The bumps haven't changed. Could they be due to my house's AC unit freezing up and it not staying cold cold where he is?

The Axie tank stays cool.




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What is the temperature you are keeping him at?



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