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Old 26th December 2015   #1
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Default Axie's tail keeps floating

My axolotl is about six months old and his tail end keeps floating up quite noticeably. In the beginning of the month I had fed him some mealworms and then changed it to red wigglers. What should I do?



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Default Re: Axie's tail keeps floating

Are you able to post a picture?

It sounds like your axie may be constipated or have some trapped wind. Meal worms skin can be a bit tough for them to pass sometimes.

Have you noticed if your axie is pooping ok?

In the mean time just keep feeding earthworms. Chances are the problem will resolve itself.



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Default Re: Axie's tail keeps floating

It looked like he was better for a couple of days but now he's floating on his side. One side looks like it's protruding more. I tried to feed him a worm this morning but he spit it back out along with some thick semi-translucent goop, kind of like snot. I lowered the water so that he can touch the ground and have been trying to keep the temp below 60.



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