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Old 10th October 2018   #1
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I have two axolotls. A male and a female. After the last time the female layed eggs, she hasnít been okay. She canít swallow her food right and is pooping a slime like goo and sometimes green chunks. She is losing weight because she canít eat right. I thought she was on the mend because she was getting an appetite again, but now when she eats she gets kind of discolored and pale on her underside and bloats. She floats a lot and seems much more overactive like something is uncomfortable. Could it be an impaction? There is nothing I can think of she couldíve swallowed. Should I fridge her? I called a vet in case. Also, I have some nematodes in my tank. They have been less populous since I cleaned better, but Iím worried what if itís parasites? The water parameters are fine and her tank may e(they are now in a divided tank to prevent breeding) is perfectly fine. Iím so confused!



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Post some pictures and/or videos if you can. Did you get to talk to a vet, or are they going to contact you? The little tank bugs are usually fine but if you have a camera with a good zoom see if you can get a pic of them. What are the water parameters and temperature?



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I just did some tests and my nitrates are pretty high so I threw away the old sand. Iíll try to see if I can get a photo of the little buggies



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How high were the nitrates? And ammonia/nitrites were 0?
Once there are photos it should help a lot :)
If you removed the sand make sure to test the water every day or so. It would remove a lot of beneficial bacteria so you might get a cycle crash.



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