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Old 13th June 2019   #1
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Default Hello, help needed please

Hi all,

I have 2 axolotls, and they now 2 years old and apart from the struggle to keep them cool and occasional fungal infections they are generally healthy.

However, I had a moth issue in my room so I removed the axolotls to another room, wrapped the tank and made sure the room had been left to airate before adding back the filter and air stone and then left the tank to cycle a few hours before adding my axolotls back.

The chemicals I used the kill the moths was highly toxic to aquatic life but I used the powder and liquid so that there would be less of it in the air.

However, when placing the axolotls back one jumped out and firstly went onto the ledge but when I tried to grab she jumped onto the floor (a reasonable height for an axolotl). I grabbed her and put her into the container, I then moved her to another small container with aquarium water and after that into a bucket with aquarium water.

I haven't placed her back into the tank incase she still has chemicals on her, which would harm the other axolotl, but hopefully that is unlikely by now?

Is there anything I can do? She seems quite chilled out but can she survived that given the floor had recently been covered in powder and spray which contained cypermethrin?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



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Old 15th June 2019   #2
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Default Re: Hello, help needed please

There are heaps of posts on here with recovery after axolotls jumping out onto the floor if you want to do more reading, though none that I have seen with the treatments you have. I would probably keep it tubbed where possible for at least a few days not only to avoid introducing the chemical to the tub but to observe that this axie is okay. You want to do daily 100% water changes. Axies are pretty resilient and can bounce back from a lot. Best of luck, keep me updated!



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