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Old 21st December 2016   #1
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Unhappy Axie health declining - losing weight, slime coat bumpy and red veins

The attached photo shows 1.5 months ago on the left, today on the right. The gold one (Gary) was affected first (started about a month ago) but the pink one (Lydia) has started showing symptoms in past week or two. You can see the drastic weight loss experienced by Gary - the gold one. Symptoms include: significant reduction in volume of blood words consumed, loosing weight, rough / bumpy slime coat, red veiny appearance, and dullness of colour. We do 20% water changes weekly with dechlorinator. Water tests are consistently good - today's results are ammonia below 0 ppm, PH is about 6.5-7, nitrite is 0, and nitrates are around 20 or maybe 40 ppm at the max. It doesn't seem to look like cottony fungus but I don't know.

Advice would be really appreciated! I'm nervous to try treatments (bacteria, salt bath, leaves, tea treatments, etc) before knowing what is ailing these guys as I know some treatments may actually make some illness worse.

Thank you! - Emilie
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Old 21st December 2016   #2
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What do you feed them and how often?

You mention blood worms, is that their only food source?

1 Husband, 1 Son, 1 Doberman, 5 Axolotls, and about 60 babies.....

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