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Old 16th September 2012   #1
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Hi, all.
I purchased my first axolotl and on arriving home noticed that he/she had a white coating on his/her mouth and gills. Is this a fungal infection and how should i treat it? Is there a chance that he/she will die?

Thanks in advance, Chris

PS I'll add a photo later today



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Old 17th September 2012   #2
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Fungus usually looks like fuzz or cotton wool, rather than a film.

A picture would be most helpful.



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Pictures are uploaded. Look around the mouth and gills.
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Anyone???



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Default Re: Axolotl Fungal Infection?

My wild type looks the same. In my case, it's just the natural colouration of her lips and her gill stalks.



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I don't see anything abnormal either.



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