ARGENT!!! really underweight! Need Help!

Joined
May 18, 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Ohio
Country
United States
so i rescued an axolotl last night at midnight.... when we got her shes is super super skinny like I don't even know how she is even alive right now skinny . the problem is she will eat but she won't open her mouth at all, she tries but its rally hard for her. forever 2 years she had been fed blood worm cubes and freeze-dried shrimp. nothing an ADULT axolotl should be on for TWO YEARS!!!!. I was really to rip this lady's head off.... I really need your guy's help on what to do. here is a pic of her, she is hungry 24/7 and will go after anything. but can hardly open her mouth.

20200915_074057.jpg


20200915_074208.jpg
 
Joined
May 18, 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Ohio
Country
United States
do you have access to live blackworms?
I can get blood worms for her, I ment to get them today but the store closed so I have to get them tomorrow. And she can hardly open her mouth. I think she hads ammonia burns in her esophagus. Her eyes where also really cloudy when I got her as well. But they are slowly getting less cloudy.
 

Calgarycoppers

Active member
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Messages
486
Reaction score
110
Points
43
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Country
Canada
Not the worst body condition Ive seen at all.

Live Blackworms would be better than live bloodworms.
thawed raw salmon in tiny chunks are well than can be sucked in would be worth a try.

I can get blood worms for her, I ment to get them today but the store closed so I have to get them tomorrow. And she can hardly open her mouth. I think she hads ammonia burns in her esophagus. Her eyes where also really cloudy when I got her as well. But they are slowly getting less cloudy.
 
Joined
May 18, 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Ohio
Country
United States
im sorry, I got black worms and blood worms mixed up. my local pet store hade blackworms so I'm able to pick them up, she might be able to eat salmon but I'm not sure, she can hardly even eat tiny pieces of raw shrimp and worms.

its the worse I have seen by far of having axolotls.


Not the worst body condition Ive seen at all.

Live Blackworms would be better than live bloodworms.
thawed raw salmon in tiny chunks are well than can be sucked in would be worth a try.
 

Calgarycoppers

Active member
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Messages
486
Reaction score
110
Points
43
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Country
Canada
I'm glad this is the worst you've seen - its horrible sad to see the beyond emaciated lotls from pure starvation.

Just keep offering in tiny bits as often as you can and get black worms when you can they should be easy to suck in as they are so small but trigger the feeding and hunting which may help as they can stay in with him/her without spoiling the water.


im sorry, I got black worms and blood worms mixed up. my local pet store hade blackworms so I'm able to pick them up, she might be able to eat salmon but I'm not sure, she can hardly even eat tiny pieces of raw shrimp and worms.

its the worse I have seen by far of having axolotls.
 
Joined
May 18, 2020
Messages
31
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Ohio
Country
United States
ya, I don't even know what age he/she is, the owner said she had Stimpy( former name) for 2 years.... but he/she does not look like a 2-year-old axolotl to me. I have a 1-year-old and shes HUGE, but ya my plain is going to the local store to pick them up. I mean she rrreeeaaalllyyy wants to eat every time you walk by her she follows you even though we think shes blind.

she also has green eyes.... as well. .

I'm glad this is the worst you've seen - its horrible sad to see the beyond emaciated lotls from pure starvation.

Just keep offering in tiny bits as often as you can and get black worms when you can they should be easy to suck in as they are so small but trigger the feeding and hunting which may help as they can stay in with him/her without spoiling the water.
 

Calgarycoppers

Active member
Joined
Dec 9, 2019
Messages
486
Reaction score
110
Points
43
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Country
Canada
Green eyes means GFP

If up to or under 6" then a mini. If over 6 inches just a small axolotl but likely from poor food choices

Just keep up to offering food as much as you can

ya, I don't even know what age he/she is, the owner said she had Stimpy( former name) for 2 years.... but he/she does not look like a 2-year-old axolotl to me. I have a 1-year-old and shes HUGE, but ya my plain is going to the local store to pick them up. I mean she rrreeeaaalllyyy wants to eat every time you walk by her she follows you even though we think shes blind.

she also has green eyes.... as well. .
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Murk:
    That´s the most accurate. Depends on the size of the tub etc. - you just want to make sure the water is always clean
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kwags:
    When little axolotls are tubbed is it common for them to get a little more spunky then usual? Water temps around 64-65 F and has been changed today with prime added
    +1
    Unlike
  • Murk:
    Uh. That depends on your definition of "spunky"?
    +1
    Unlike
  • HalfDrunkToast:
    @Kwags, how big?
    +1
    Unlike
  • HalfDrunkToast:
    my baby hes tubed and hes a wild child xD
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kwags:
    Swimming like crazy. A little more pep in his step. I think about 3 inches.
    +1
    Unlike
  • faebugz:
    Hi does anyone know if jungle fungus clear is safe to use for my axolotl? She has some either fungus or bacterial growth on her fillibrae and maybe body and I read that's good to use if you aren't sure if the problem is bacterial or fungal
    +1
    Unlike
  • EasternRomioi3:
    I have not heard of that before.
    +1
    Unlike
  • EasternRomioi3:
    That jungle fungus clear. I've been dealing with some fungus with my axolotl on and off this summer. The Holtsfreter solution and water changes just seem to do the trick after a bit
    +1
    Unlike
  • faebugz:
    Where do you get the holtsfreter solution? I've been upping water changes but salt bath seems to be more stressful/harmful than beneficial because she does not like to be caught!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Slash-GNR:
    Anyone know how to harden soft water without raising pH?
    +1
    Unlike
  • faebugz:
    To raise GH, add calcium carbonate (or tums). What has you doing this?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Slash-GNR:
    Thank you! My tap water is naturally low in GH and KH, and I need to raise it... but I don't want to raise the pH, which is perfect, with coral.
    +1
    Unlike
  • EaglesFan78:
    anyone have firebelly newts forsale message me !!!!!
    +1
    Unlike
  • ShawnJPN:
    Lol
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Isoldelopez:
    Hey all I’m looking for some help.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Isoldelopez:
    How do I create a thread?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Binditheaxolotl:
    LYes? It might be easier if u posted a thread
    +1
    Unlike
  • Isoldelopez:
    Yes, how can I do this? Is it by creating a room? Thank you for your help
    +1
    Unlike
  • Mark.H:
    Hey guys, I suppose this is a foolish question, but will my long-toed salamanders over-eat resulting in obesity?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Kwags:
    what are thoughts on using crushed coral or tufa rocks for resining the ph level in my tank? I have the seachem ph alert and it’s reading 5.4
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    meowzilla has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Delaney:
    Hi, I really need some advice about cloudy water in my axlotl tank!
    +2
    Unlike
  • AnimeDan:
    Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as substrate getting kicked up, water hardness, etc. if you don’t have hard water and it doesn’t settle then I’d do a water change and see if that helps.
    +1
    Unlike
    AnimeDan: Hi Delaney. Can you be more specific? There are lots of reasons for cloudy water, such as... +1
    Top