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Old 11th September 2015   #1
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Default Are these curled gills?

Hi!

i'm still pretty new to the world of axolotls and have been going crazy making sure Gilligan is healthy and happy! i'm not sure if these are stress gills, they look pretty much the same since he got here a week ago, but i just wanted to check with more experienced people.

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(pls excuse the uneaten food, i haven't sucked out his leftovers from this morning yet.)



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The gills are fine, some axolotls curl their gills more than others, its over rated as a sign of stress.



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The gills are fine, some axolotls curl their gills more than others, its over rated as a sign of stress.
oh good, thank you for letting me know! all i've heard so far is curled gills = anxious axolotl, so i've been really cautious about everything i do haha



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