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Old 15th September 2018   #1
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Default Why are my axolotl's gill tips white?

so, i have a male axolotl, and i have had him for a little over 8 months. he's in a large tank with a few other axolotls, and he gets fed angleworms twice a day. today though, he is reluctant to eat and the tips of his gills are turning a white/gray color. i'm really worried about this- i haven't had to deal with any sicknesses with them yet, so i don't know what i'm doing. he hasn't been floating or anything, and he isn't showing any other signs of fungus. what could this be, and how can i fix this? any help would be appreciated!

(also, unrelated thing- he's had this little dark bump on his side ever since i got him? he doesn't seemed bothered by it, but i just want to know if i should be worried. sorry for asking so many questions!)

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Post some pics if you can so we can see. Is the white on top of the skin or does it look like it's the actual skin itself?

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