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Old 15th December 2017   #1
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Default New baby Axolotl floating to one side?!

I just got this new baby Axolotl last night and for some reason he/she seems to be swimming or trying to but one side keeps tilting? Can anyone tell me whatís happening with the little guy? I finally got it to eat today but it still canít swim right, is staying at the top and can only right itself when it has something to put the leaning side on

Water parameters
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 15-20

Temperature 59

10 gallon tank with sand on the bottom, 2 hides and a fake plant
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Old 15th December 2017   #2
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Default Re: New baby Axolotl floating to one side?!

Do you have a current with your filter? If so, make sure it isn't too strong. I've heard of people having some issues with that.



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Default Re: New baby Axolotl floating to one side?!

I do have a filter in there but itís currently not running because I dropped the water level down so he wasnít just floating all over the place and could rest on the hides and plants



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Default Re: New baby Axolotl floating to one side?!

I hope that your juvenile axolotl is already better by the time you read this post but I have had issues in the past with small air bubbles in my juvenile's stomach. I have also had a few that ate so many blood worms that their stomachs actually protruded unevenly and that put them off balance for a day or two until they digested.

If it is only a small air bubble or two, most of the time my juveniles were able to pass them through in a couple of days and they righted themselves. But if there are multiple small bubbles or one large air bubble that puts them completely upside down, I have yet to find a good solution or reason for this and have lost most of the ones that became that severe.



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