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Old 4th December 2019   #1
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I was changing my axolotlís water yesterday and I noticed these red dots on him (I know heís too young to be sexed, but Iím holding out hope). Iím thinking the one on his tail is a bite as I put him with my other one while cleaning the tubs.

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Heís almost 6 months old
The tank is not quite done so heís in a tub with 100% daily water changes
Seems to be eating just fine



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Old 16th December 2019   #2
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It doesnít look alarming to me. I would just call it normal pigment. unless it gets worse, I wouldnít worry about it :)



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No, that's not normal coloring. That is petechiae, which is blood under the surface of the skin (think like what you get from a hickey or if you bang your thumb with a hammer). That really could ALL be from another axolotl, but could also be the start of something more concerning, though I dont expect it is.

Honestly my suggestion is, if he is eating/pooping well, and you are doing 100% daily water changes, then there likely isnt anything to be concerned about. Keep doing what you are doing and just keep an eye on him. If while segregated he continues to get more spots, then come back and we'll see what we can find out, but I expect he is okay :)



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