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Posted By Newbylotl [Profile] [Photos] Category Amphibia
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Date Posted 10th April 2018 Number Of Views 181
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Title Help, my axolotls gills look weird
Description I allready posted about this but in case you have/haven't seen it ( my axolotl's gills are looking weird and i want to know what it is and what i can do about it! My original post didn't had pictures so i added them here. Thankyou!

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Image 20th April 2018
robinhood1357
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Help, my axolotls gills look weird

Good morning, Newbylotl

Yes, they do look weird. What is the water temp? I found a very inexpensive aquarium fan that chills the enclosure water to a perfect 17 degrees C and now my axo's gills are absolutely fabulous! I'd add a photo if I could figure out how!
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Axolotlee
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Help, my axolotls gills look weird

Do you do weekly water changes?
Do weekly 90% water changes and remove the filter. Feed only worms because food is messy and clouds contaminate water
Do not add any products the chlorine will dissipate in 48 hours and may help get rid of any bad fungus. It looks ammonia burnt to me
Do not add any declorinator if you tap water is ok to drink its ok for them. I'm thinking its from bad water
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Biev
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Help, my axolotls gills look weird

I'm sorry but I think not adding a water conditioner is the worst possible advice in this situation. Chlorine may not kill the axolotl, but it will certainly irritate its gills further. Plus, there's no sign of fungus in these photos, chlorine is not a good treatment for it, and a good conditioner would neutralize any ammonia in the water, so not using it here would be shooting yourself in the foot. Removing the filter is also a terrible idea that would result in increased ammonia. I know you want to help, but we have to be careful when giving advice. You don't want to accidentally exacerbate the problem! More likely than not, the gills are deteriorating due to water quality issues. Testing the water would be the first step (temperature, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates at the very least). With that info, we'd be able to give better advice.
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Travisjt1013
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Help, my axolotls gills look weird

I would have to second the water quality advice. The gills (especially the finer frills) are usually the first thing to be effected when you have poor water quality or other stress factors. Temperature amonia nitrite nitrate readings would all greatly help to diagnose and correct any problems. It doesn't look fungal and seems to me to look more stress related... Also have you been feeding him/her any feeder fish? Cloud minnows and guppies can nip at the gills and completely strip them of their finer frills.
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