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 6 Days Ago   #1
Foxypaws
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Nationality:
Posts: 21
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Foxypaws is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Curled gills...stressed?

Coa was fine when I came to feed him this morning. All chilled out in the grass. I fed him a small worm, but didnt really expect him to eat more than that. (He acts ravenous only every other day and today is his off day)
But I still thought I'd offer another. I put a little eartgworm in front of his nose and he promptly turned away from it. Since then his gills have been up. Did I disturb him too much? Is he fine?



(Also that brown stuff is the remnants of a new tank diatom bloom.)


Click the image to open in full size.



Foxypaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4 Days Ago   #2
Krispy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 52
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Krispy has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: Curled gills...stressed?

Those don't look like stress gills to me. Gills can be "up" without stress. Its when the gills are curling so far forward that they look like in a hook shape. Also, wiggling a worm in front of his face shouldn't be causing him huge stress, perhaps he turned away because he was full or not ready for his next worm. Many of my older juvenile and adult lotls need 5, 10, even 15 minutes before they'll eat the rest of their meal.



Krispy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Help! Curled gills! Caileighferg Sick Axolotl? 5 28th April 2018 02:02
Curled gills Jelle Sick Axolotl? 14 5th December 2013 11:50
Curled gills gfsward Sick Axolotl? 2 5th October 2012 16:09
Curled Gills constellatia Sick Axolotl? 2 20th July 2012 15:57
Curled gills NevsterUK Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) 11 13th May 2011 22:08


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:45.