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Old 12th May 2018   #1
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Default Axolotl won't eat!!

I recently purchased 3 (about 4 inch) axolotls. Right now they are separated in containers. However the albino will not eat. I've tried frozen blood worms, daphnia, live black worms, cut up red wigglers. I change and treat the water twice a day. The golden albino and wild type eat just fine. Any suggestions? I'm very concerned.



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Old 6th July 2018   #2
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I recently purchased 3 (about 4 inch) axolotls. Right now they are separated in containers. However the albino will not eat. I've tried frozen blood worms, daphnia, live black worms, cut up red wigglers. I change and treat the water twice a day. The golden albino and wild type eat just fine. Any suggestions? I'm very concerned.
Were you able to I get him eating? I just got my first axolotl 3 days ago and hes not really eating so wondering hows this resolved for you. Thanks!



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Old 6th July 2018   #3
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You are hand feeing them/dangling food with forceps near their mouth right?



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Old 7th July 2018   #4
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I am handfeeding mine bloodworms. The first day he ate some, yesterday less and today none. Ammonia was at .25, 0 nitrites and 10 nitrates. I did a 50% water change and used Prime. Tank temp is 20c / 68f



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That's a little odd. The temperature seems good, and what's weird is your water readings. For a cycled tank, usually there's 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and only nitrates. And even for a nearly cycled tank, there should be 0 ammonia, some nitrites, and little nitrates. I'm wondering what you meant by Prime, however. Is it the Seachem prime or do you mean cycle bacteria prime?



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