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Sick Axolotl? Axolotl looking down in the gills? The doctors are in.



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Old 24th August 2011   #1
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Default Red Tail, White on tip of gills, floating... HELP

I have two axolotls, just over a year old. They're both in the same tank. One is fine, the other however i noticed a few days ago had white cotton wool stuff on it's tail. I put him in a separate tank and have given him 2, ten minute salt baths a day and doing 50 + % water changes every day. The water temperature is normally between 18-20 C.

Today I noticed his tail is red and he was floating on the water. His tips of his gills are white and his mouth/throat is puffy? So are his legs a little bit.

I really don't know what to do now. I have borrowed some Melafix from a friend but not sure whether to use it. Last thing I want to do is make things worse.


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I saw that no one posted here for some reason. Is there any update sir?

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