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Old 27th April 2010   #1
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Unhappy HELP its an Emergency!!!!!

My axolotol has developed severe gill fungus to the point all of its gills are covered. I've started him on two salt baths a day but dont think its working. PLEASE HELP!! starting to stress heaps over the little guy



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Old 27th April 2010   #2
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Default Re: HELP its an Emergency!!!!!

When did you start the salt baths and are you fridging the axolotl?



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Default Re: HELP its an Emergency!!!!!

Is there anyway you could provide a picture of your situation? How long are the salt baths and what is your salt:water ratio?

Make sure you follow the directions given here: Axolotls - Health & Diseases



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Default Re: HELP its an Emergency!!!!!

I started the salt baths 3 days ago but will now try fridging him as well. the salt bath ratio im using at the moment is 2tblspoons per 10lt and bathing him for 10mins twice a day



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Default Re: HELP its an Emergency!!!!!

Your ratio is 2 tablespoons of salt per 10 liters of water?

I typically use 2-3 teaspoons of salt per 1 liter for 10-15 minutes.

I think your ratio of salt to water is far too weak which is why it is ineffective.



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