The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store

Notices

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

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16th March 2008   #1
MistressOfAxies
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 34
Posts: 104
Gallery Images: 3
Comments: 0
Rep: MistressOfAxies is an unknown quantity at this point
Question Very sick axie any advice be good

Click the image to open in full size.The usual place I get my axolotls from had a really extremely sick axolotl. It was going to die as the weren't treating it so I felt sorry & told them to give me it for free & see what I can do with it. At present I have given it a salt bath with aquarium salt put about 6 tea spoons in an icecream bucket with 2 litres of water. I put him in the fridge for 30 mins then took him out placed him in another one with aquarium water & fridged him since.

I will be carrying out these salt balths twice a day & at night will try to feed him some frozen bloodworms. I have attached some photos of him as you can see he's very skinny, theres a big white lump on his side & his mouth has a bright redish tinge, his whole body looks like his anarexic. Any advice will be helpful. I have melafix & pinafix but I'm reluctant to use theClick the image to open in full size.m at present. At this stage he's moving around but he's topsie turvy & can't seem to stay stable on his lil legs. Also his tail is detoriating pretty bad.



MistressOfAxies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2008   #2
kapo
Site Contributor
 
kapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 2,384
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: kapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.orgkapo is considered an Authority at Caudata.org
Default

Keep the water low enough in the container so it's just above his fin and allows his/her feet to rest on the bottom.

A bit hard to see from the photos, but does he actually have fungus? If not, don't do the saltbaths.

If he does have fungus then carry on with the saltbathing but saltbaths should be no longer than 10=15minutes maximum. Any longer and the salt burns their skin and gills.

When fridging and saltbathing make sure to keep a couple of bottles in the fridge, with dechlorinated water. Don't use aquarium water, make sure you use dechlorinated water (tap water with water ager/conditioner/dechlorinator drops added to remove chlorine and chloramines). Both saltbaths and waterchanges need to be the same temperature as his current fridged container; otherwise the temperature changes can be just as stressful.



kapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2008   #3
MistressOfAxies
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 34
Posts: 104
Gallery Images: 3
Comments: 0
Rep: MistressOfAxies is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Ok many thanks kapo. No he doesn't have fungus & sorry the photos arent clearer were taken on my mobile. He just has was seems like a white blister on his skin & hes very detoriated all over. I will cease with the salt baths, I put some blood worms in his container but I dont think he ate any will try tomorrow with a very small cube of prawn. He's still hanging in there so thats good. Will have some dechlorinated water on supply now, thanks again.



MistressOfAxies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th March 2008   #4
click
(ianclick)
Site Contributor
 
ianclick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,306
Gallery Images: 15
Comments: 1
Rep: ianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.orgianclick is a mainstay of Caudata.org
Default

Good luck and I think that is a very lucky axie. Lucky that is to have some one who cares.

Best of luck



ianclick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th March 2008   #5
Kaysie
(Kaysie)
Site Contributor
 
Kaysie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 14,467
Gallery Images: 45
Comments: 62
Rep: Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11Kaysie goes to 11
Default

It doesn't look terribly skinny. I've seen worse. The best thing to offer is live food. The wiggling action will get their feeding response to kick in.

But for future reference, you should really refrain from making 'pet shop rescues'. This only encourages the shop to get more, as they see there's a demand for them.



Kaysie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, axie, good, sick

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sick axie, advice please maggzmum Sick Axolotl? 10 18th May 2008 20:07
need advice for good fauna in tanks swamped General Discussion 1 9th March 2008 00:42
Sick axo? I need some advice debra Sick Axolotl? 2 5th April 2007 03:15
Sick Axie...? Need advice and help! dave Sick Axolotl? 1 19th May 2006 11:16
Sick axolotl - advice please phil Sick Axolotl? 19 31st October 2004 23:58


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:05.