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

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Old 4th December 2017   #1
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Unhappy Possible fungus infection??

I got my Axolotl a few days ago and I noticed that his gills are started to disintegrate. He has a spot behind his gills that looks fluffy and when I woke up this morning and checked in him, his right arm is super swollen and red and has white bubbles/patches on his arm. I have no idea what it is or what exactly to do. Iíve taken him out of my main tank and put him in a 10g tank and I have him in the fridge. Iíve attached pictures to help figure out what it is
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Old 4th December 2017   #2
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I did a salt bath just Incase itís columnaris but I donít want to continue doing them if he doesnít need them. Iíve also tried googling a bunch of different thing to find anything that looks like what my little guy has and I havenít found anything. Any help will be greatly appreciated



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Old 5th December 2017   #3
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What are your water parameters?



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My temp is 72f, it NEVER goes above that
PH: 7.0
NO3: 200
NO2: 0
KH: between 80-120
GH: 180
Iím taking in a sample of water to my pet shop on Sunday and having them test it all the way so I know what everything is, the test thing I have only tells me so much



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Ammonia is the main thing to test, so it's unfortunate that your test can't tell you that. I believe your nitrates are too high at 200. They're more sensitive to it than fish, and it could certainly damage their gills. I would try a 50% water changes every day for the next four days, and use a desk fan to lower the temperature a little. They heal better in colder water.

Next time you're at the store, it would be a really good idea to invest in a liquid ammonia test kit. That's definitely the first thing to check when things start to look off!



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So itís not a fungus or anything? Should I stop the salt baths?? Iíve had him in the fridge since yesterday morning



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Old 6th December 2017   #7
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Yes you should stop giving salt baths and try to do what Beiv is saying to see if there is a change if there isn't try the baths again but i am sure within the nest week he should be looking healthy as ever :)



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Are yíall sure itís not an infection or fungus, the white fluffy looking stuff is spreading on him. Itís on the other side of his gills now and his swollen arm is red and it looks like it has like a fluffy slime all over the areas that has the white fluffy stuff. His back foot now has it on a couple toes 😢 Iím so worried heís not going to make it 😰
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That is really bad!!!!! I have never seen anything that bad before! You need to put him in a salt bath or black tea bath ASAP!
Here’s a link for black tea baths https://axolotlcity.com/tea-baths/



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I’ve been doing salt baths for a couple days now. I didn’t do one today because I wasn’t sure it was a fungus. I’ll try the black tea bath and see if that helps. Thank you



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