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Old 15th September 2017   #1
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Default Exposed Vein in Gill

Good afternoon,

I noticed this about a week ago and I'm stumped as to what I'm supposed to do: one of my Axolotls gill veins is exposed and free floating (see attached). He/she shares the tank with two other axolotls, so occasional injuries do occur.

I could imagine having an exposed vein could lead to an incident with the axolotl potentially bleeding out -- what is likely to occur?

What steps should I take?



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Edit: looks like this is a common question and not likely to be a problem, see this thread for reference:

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I can't see the pic but I can't imagine an animal bleeding out from a gill injury. The vein would seal itself off first.

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