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Old 13th September 2005   #1
rebecca
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Hi, My Axi Sharron is a white type but over the last few weeks, a large black/dark freckle has appeared on her head. It looks like her skin has discoloured, but I don't thing its an infection. The mark looks like the ones on my other axi Ozzy (a wild type). Do I need to worry?
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Bex



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Old 13th September 2005   #2
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No what you have is one of theseClick the image to open in full size.



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Old 13th September 2005   #3
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Go to http://www.axolotl.org/ to learn a thing or two about axies, this site will help you understanding more of your axolotl colour.



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Old 14th September 2005   #4
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As Joao was saying, you probably have a leucistic axolotl. This type of coloration is normal. Most people describe it as freckles or dirt specks. Leucistics are axolotls whos melanophores (the 'dark' pigment cells) don't migrate off the neural crest during development. They're still THERE, they just haven't migrated around the body of the entire animal, and so are usually just expressed on the top of the head/back.



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