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Old 18th November 2011   #1
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Default Chewed up gills?

Soooo it might just be me being a little paranoid but...
I acquired a new axie last night from a local pet store. I had been eyeing him for a while and decided last night to go for it. My local pet store are pretty useless when it comes to their care - they keep them in a tank with small gravel and a built up 'land' type area (I've attempted to drop hints about the fact that they don't look after them correctly but to little avail...) - so I often feel like I'm rescuing the axies that I've got from them, heh.

When I transitioned him into his tank and was watching him I thought I noticed something behind his gills that I thought might be fungus. I decided to leave him overnight and inspect him closer today. When I looked closer today it didn't really seem like there was anything behind his gills but there was a sort of white sheen over the front of them... if that makes sense. It could just be his colouring I guess?
Apart from that, his gills look in very poor condition all chewed up like and in the past hour he's decided to go and float around the top of the tank (but I guess that's not really that unusual) ..

I've attached a picture but it's hard to see what I mean about the white sheen, probably cause of my crappy phone camera.

Should I be worried?
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