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Sick Axolotl? Axolotl looking down in the gills? The doctors are in.

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Old 21st October 2007   #1
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Hi all!! I've seen my golden albino axolotl's gills, wich are generally redish, turned into a yellowish colour. I would be very grated to know if it's an illness or it's common. I want to add that i saw that change while their light were turned on...
Another thing I would like to add is that after the last time I fed them, I found the pieces of meat almost no digested... You know, I'm a bit worried about those things... Could it be stress??
I've observed that they have been more active than they usually do (though water conditions are all right)



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Old 22nd October 2007   #2
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Hi Atl,

Do your axies gills change colour from dull to normal? If they do its quite normal as axies gills change colour with activity pale when inactive or asleep and bright when active.



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Oh! Ok.. Thank you!!! I didn't realise what was happening because I'd never seen him/her as palid as the other day... now I'm seein him/her a bit colourless than normal, but I suppose the other day was sleeping... ha ha!!
Oh, do you know if they move their gills repeatedly to increase its colours? yesterday, "Mejolote" (the axolotl) was a bit palid, at feeding time, and after he started eating, he also started to move its gills repeatedly and their colour seemed to increase from a yelowish to a redish... That's amazing!!



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Axies are lazy, in order for the gills to extract oxygen they need a water flow so its swim or flap.

I find them amazing too.



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