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Old 2nd October 2016   #1
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Default Whats wrong with my axoltol?

I've got two axoltols who are about 4 inches right now.
Earlier today I moved my tank to a different side of the room. In order to do this I had to empty it out. I filled up the tank again and made sure the nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia were at the right levels. As soon as I put my axoltols in the tank they BOTH began doing a motion almost like heaving. I made sure they didn't have anything in their mouth, there is nothing in the tank for them to get in their mouths anyways. After doing this for a few moments they both began thrashing around. Their water is at 64 degrees like it has always been. I think they are stressed but want a second opinion. Also some advice on how to calm them down? I feed them some bloodworms and they both ate well.



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Old 2nd October 2016   #2
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It seems that something is irritating them.
When you replaced their water, what did you add to it? Where the axolotl acclimatised to the new water? Have they settled down now?



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Only thing I added was the usual water conditioner that I use. They aren't freaking out anymore but they do still seem a little stressed.



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