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Old 12th June 2011   #1
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Question Refusing to eat

Hi everybody. I just joined the forum because I'm scared I am going to loose my axie Bubba. He hasnt eaten now for 6 weeks!!! I have checked ph levels everything fine there. His water temp was high but I have manged to bring that down. His gills have started to look healthy again, but he is just refusing to eat!! I have tried his favourite worms, bloodworm, mussles, prawns practically everything. Nothing is working and he is getting really skinny now. I dont want to loose him. I have had him or her for three years. I am currently searching for a specialist vet, if anyone got any magic tricks I would be extremly gratefull.




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Can't remember what thread I seen it in but I have read of people on here hand feeding there axies, you'll need to get a pipet and a damp blanket to wrap them in while you handle it.

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A few questions for you

What are the readings for ammonia, nitrates and nitrites ?
What do you have in the tank with your axolotl and what is your substrate?
Could you maybe post a picture of him and his tank?



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Default Re: Refusing to eat

will go today to get water test. hes in a 6ft tank with sand, no plants. we did get a snail problem, the man where i brought him from suggested putting in some trumpet snails to eat the other ones(which has worked) so its just him and 5 trumpet snails. today he has come up with a lump on the side of his mouth and his mouth is slightly open, great! things arent looking very good. will try post photos thankyou soo much everyone.



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A few questions for you

What are the readings for ammonia, nitrates and nitrites ?
What do you have in the tank with your axolotl and what is your substrate?
Could you maybe post a picture of him and his tank?
water test as follows; ammonia 0.25ppm, nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 0ppm, ph low 7.6ppm



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