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Old 2nd October 2017   #1
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Good morning folks, just joined the group. Thank you for being here. I have a very sick axolotl who won't be with us much longer if I don't give the proper attention. I removed her from the tank(where water conditions were ideal) about two months ago. Very lethargic and losing her gill fibers. First four weeks in the fridge with daily salt baths (for about seven days). Took her out of the fridge four weeks ago and have her on the counter in our kitchen. Daily water changes and water temp. is about 65. The problem. She has not eaten for the past four weeks. She justs floats on the top of the water. Appears to be lifeless. When I cradle her she comes to life. She has lost a lot of body weight, is not much more than a skeleton, and her color has changed from her pinkish glow to something else. She is leucistic (sp?) If I am unable to find the proper remedy I know I will lose her (and probably soon). Please help if you are able.

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I don't have a specific answer for you but I would like to refer you to these helpful articles on Health,
Treating wounds, and other medical issues.
Scroll down to "Health and Illness."

Caudata Culture Articles

Also you can start here and explore:
Caudata Culture Home Page

Axie resources
Here are some resources:

Axolotls: The Fascinating Mexican Axolotl and the Tiger Salamander

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