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Old 11th November 2016   #1
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Tonight I found my filter had stopped and my axolotl was floating at the top of the tank unresponsive. I thought he was dead! When I went to pick him up he flapped his gils. I immediately removed him from the tank put in him a bucket of declorinated water.

A little bit of background. I've had Meelo for 3 years with minimal health issues (he jumped out of his old tank when he was a juvenile). He currently is housed in a 30 gallon tank. I did a water change earlier in the night, the water was room temperature and I used declorinater. I fed him after I cleaned the tank and he had no issues.

I think something happened with the filter when it stopped. Anyone have some suggestions on what to do? He's currently moving, kind of in shock.

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Do you test your water for Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate? It is important to follow the nitrogen cycle as this controls your Axolotls environment and health.

How do you monitor the temperature of your tank water?

Can you post some images of your tank and Axolotl?

Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, we call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time bad luck we call it.
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